Gachibowli, Hyderabad, Telangana
Total Water Consumption
4.46 crore litres
Rooftop Area of Sheds
13,301 sq. meters
Annual Rainwater Potential
8.67 lac litres
Result - Savings Annually
BJMC Rainwater Harvesting
Blue Hyderabad – Hyderabad is one of the 21 cities running out of groundwater in 2020. To prevent this, the Blue Hyderabad initiative was started to build rainwater harvesting structures and build groundwater levels block by block. For this initiative, we have divided Hyderabad into 98 watersheds and The Rainwater Projects intends to reach out to all the basins in the city to make the city water positive.
To achieve water self-reliance through sustainable water management practices through collective action and collaboration with all the blocks in the city.
After geophysical testing to understand the feasibility of the soil, initiatives were taken in the following areas.
- Abhyudaya nagar colony
A large recharge pit (10’x10’) with a cut-off trench and silt trap was built near the community hall. A similar pit with an injection bore was built in St. Michael’s Colony.
- P and T colony (near overhead tank)
The runoff water is connected to the cutoff trenches and runs through the chamber to flow to the recharge pit built around the existing deadbore. This was done near the overhead tank. Near the well location, the water is being diverted to the cutoff trench and brought to a large recharge pit (10’x10’) that was built.
- JNNURM colony
A large 10’x10’ pit was built in the colony.