Rainwater Harvesting a Joke in Mumbai, Finds Study

MUMBAI: Most new buildings in the city do not have a functional rainwater harvesting system though it is mandated by law, said a report released by a think tank on World Water Day on Friday. It was also found that the city wastes over 900 million litres of water every day, more than the daily water supply to Pune city. Experts brought together by the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) said the severe drought in 16 districts of the state should serve as a wake-up call to the city. They urged residents and local bodies to adopt sustainable solutions to save the city from the acute water crisis in the rest of the state.

TOI (2013): Rainwater Harvesting a Joke in Mumbai, Finds Study. India: Times of India (TOI) URL [Accessed: 17.03.2013]