What is rainwater harvesting? What is the need of rainwater harvesting? Mention any four rainwater harvesting structures.

Rainwater harvesting is the method of collection and preservation of clean rainwater directly from the roof and transferring it to the underground constructed tanks that be pumped out for future use.

Rainwater harvesting is a very crucial method for the preservation of clean water as due to the growing demand for clean water, scarcity had increased and resulted in the depletion of groundwater. This method is simple, cost-effective and eco-friendly in nature.

Rainwater harvesting structures are as follows:

Handpumps, dug wells, rooftop collection of rainwater, filters, flush and pits.


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Updated on: 20-Mar-2023


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