Title: Planning and Designing of Roof Top Water Harvesting System for SKIT, Jaipur


Volume 9 Issue 2 Year 2019

Authors:

Priyanka Gupta

priyanka009.gupta@gmail.com
Department of Civil Engineering, Swami Keshvanand Institute of Technology, Management and Gramothan, Jaipur-302017 (INDIA),

Saurabh Singh

saurabh.singh@skit.ac.in
Department of Civil Engineering, Swami Keshvanand Institute of Technology, Management and Gramothan, Jaipur-302017 (INDIA)

Pages: 33-37


Abstract:

Although Water is one of the most
important resources for survival of life on earth, yet
there is a very little potable water available for us.
And this potable water is getting reduced day by day
making the situation more critical, thus it is the high
time now to take appropriate actions. The main
source of water on earth is the rain, and even the
major percentage of this rain water becomes
unpotable after joining the sea in the form of runoff.
Thus harvesting the rain water is one of the solutions
to this critical problem. The study area for this paper
is Swami Keshvanand Institute of Technology
Management and Gramothan, Jaipur, which is
spending a lot on water supply through tankers. The
main objectives of the study are to estimate the
rooftop rain water harvesting potential of the
institute, planning and designing the rooftop rain
water harvesting system. The institute has a present
potential to harvest more than twenty five lakh of rain
water from roof top which is enough to supply around
fifty eight percent of total drinking water of the
institute. But constructing and maintaining such a
huge tank is very expensive and future research is
needed to investigate the cost-benefit balance along
with the invention of a cheap storage tank as they may
affect the potential contribution of rain water
harvesting from rooftops, so initially a tank to harvest
two lakh seventy three thousand litre is designed
which can supply around six percent of drinking
water to institute.

Keywords:
Harvesting, Potential, potable, roof top