The Rainwater Harvesting System
Water at the Doorstep
The rainwater harvesting system enabled households to collect rainwater from the roof, which is then stored and used for various purposes including: clothes washing, bathing, and other household uses. The water was collected in a 500 litre tank, and households had access to rainwater for a period of 7 months in a year.
The harvested rainwater was taken for testing and was certified fit for most uses except for drinking, in which case it had to be properly treated, demonstrating that it was a good substitute for borehole water.