Info on rainwater harvesting on call

Helpdesk to provide general, technical know-how

The Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST), along with the BWSSB have launched a help desk dedicated to address queries on RWH on Wednesday.

“Anyone who wants general or technical information can call this helpdesk and seek information. Given the importance of RWH, the BWSSB will soon come out with guidelines and specific materials to be used for installing rainwater harvesting”, says BWSSB Chairman P B Ramamurthy.

 He said that BWSSB will make it mandatory for old buildings and 60 X 40 plots to install RWH.

To monitor the proper installation of the RWH in the houses, he said that the BWSSB officials who regularly check the water meter will also inspect the RWH storage tanks.

Rainwater filter

The KSCST has announced that its patented innovations - PopUp Filter - has been adopted by a Gujarat-based private company and will manufacture and market the filter. Designed specifically for RWH, KSCST Secretary Prof M S Mohan Kumar said that it would filter rainwater from the roof.

The KSCST has started a series of training programmes for BWSSB-registered plumbers which will continue for three years. The training will be conducted in batches of 40. A training module for other target groups like architects will also be started. Names of trained individuals along with the area they operate will be posted on the BWSSB website.

While the helpdesk is open from 9 am to 5.30 pm and on weekend, the BWSSB will cover one Assembly constituency to promote RWH.

Call:23341652/23348848 and 23348849.

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