Industries and businesses are growing at an increasingly high rate and this correlates to an equal, if not more, increase in the demand for water. Most business parks and industrial belts are located in corridors at the outskirts of the city, where connectivity to the piped water networks is minimum and is priced at Rs. 72 per kilolitre. Groundwater is the major source of water supply here.
In today’s sustainable and conscious world, business paradigms are shifting towards renewable and natural sources of energy. In line with this, water conservation techniques like Rain Water Harvesting is an important balance point. Saving and storing rainwater has a huge impact on operational efficiencies of the business park and can also help in obtaining LEED certification.
As a commercial establishment here are some RWH positive tips to keep in mind:
Using rainwater is better for industrial machinery because rainwater is softer.
Most industrial and commercial premises have a large rooftop space that can easily be used to implement Rain Water Harvesting.
In the last 20 years, the average water bill for industrial premises has increased by almost 40%, which means RWH can result in significant savings.
Larger business parks and commercial establishments tend to enjoy a quicker return on investment from RWH, and that makes it worthwhile.
Pilot RWH Projects have been undertaken in several Government Buildings in Delhi and encourages NGO participation.
The Madhya Pradesh government offered an initial incentive of a one-year complete property tax waiver for buildings that install and implement RWH.