Thursday, June 25, 2009

First `Rain Water Harvesting Park’

First `Rain Water Harvesting Park’
First `Rain Water Harvesting Park’

N R Madhusudhan
First Published : 06 Jun 2009 07:53:27 AM IST
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BANGALORE: The Garden City is all set to become an abode of a park of a different kind as Bangalore Water Supply and Swerage Board (BWSSB) is planning to construct the country’s first ever ‘Rain Water Harvesting Theme Park.’ The park would be constructed at the BWSSB land in Jayanagar 5th block and would be developed into a major land mark.

An eco-friendly building and an amphi-theatre would be constructed to house the offices and exhibit various concepts. A film on rain water harvesting in English and Kannada would also be screened.

The rain water that falls on the terrace would be purified in a pop-up filter and diverted into the pump or a well for reuse. A portion of the water would be diverted to the well or a dry bore-well for ground water restoration.

The techniques of rain water purification using gravel, sand and charcoal would also be displayed.

A BWSSB’s official on condition of anonymity said, “The park would be the first of its kind in the country. Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu have given more importance to rain water harvesting but could not come up with this idea.

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