Roof Top RWH System in Deccan Plateau Region, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Rain Water Harvesting is the age old traditional practice which is being practiced from the birth of human civilization. Like other living organisms man cannot survive without water. This made him to think and invent on different types of harvesting structures in order to obtain potable water. From the decades onwards with new technologies and globalization the structures focused are on dams, reservoirs, canals, irrigation tanks, percolation tanks etc. But, with the increasing population (human and animal) and with diseases related to water, it has become incessant practice to provide safe drinking water. In continuation to this above practice, a project on Roof top rain water harvesting structure with a study was implemented to provide safe drinking water to the community and to identify the best possible technology with respect to the specific region. In this paper, it covers the components that can be taken under the rain water harvesting structure, geographical area, availability of the water quantity, its quality and water demand. It also covered about the design parameters in which the flexibility and community management can promote and accordingly the design was modified. The main conclusion of this paper was the acceptance of the community about the technology, its design considerations and about the promotion of this technology in the water scarcity and pollutant regions. Finally, the study revealed that, it requires awareness (Psychological awareness) about the utilization of direct rain water with a primary filter unit, challenge of social and community acceptance, maintenance and time involvement for effective utilization and the water available at the door step with an amount of Rs. 1.30/- per liter.

BABU, A. (2005): Roof Top RWH System in Deccan Plateau Region, Andhra Pradesh, India.. 12th International Rainwater Catchment Systems Conference. New Delhi: URL [Accessed: 16.03.2015]