Finding a Solution:Project Co-ordinator of Siruthuli K. Mylswami explains how the rain water harvesting structure put up at the Coimbatore District Collectorate functions.
As many as 158 rain water harvesting structures have been put up at various places in the city to recharge aquifers with the rain water that is usually lost in surface run off.
The structures have been established by Siruthuli, a public initiative to conserve water resources, in association with the Central Ground Water Board, the district administration and the Coimbatore Corporation. Totally, 215 structures have to be established in the city at Rs.1 crore provided by the Central Government.
Of the 158 structures put up so far at Rs.70 lakh, 123 are in open spaces and 35 along roads.
All these are located in areas identified as points of rain water stagnation.
“These structures will also help us eliminate the problem of water stagnation during heavy rain,” Corporation Commissioner Anshul Mishra says.