This property falls under Gram Panchayat, hence did not have a municipal corporation water connection. Groundwater was the only source of water.
Ira surveyed the site and located recharge points. Ira leveraged the site location, which was at a foothill and created artificial water body to tap the surface run-off from the hill.
Average groundwater table that was below 60m has improved to 35m. Rainwater Harvesting was used as a key marketing amenity to sell flats.
Mr Kamdar faced water crunch due to a dry borewell at a crucial time when he was welcoming his granddaughter in this world. He took it as a sign that the groundwater, which is a loan we take from our future generation, is at risk. He immediately spoke to all the society members and decided to recharge the dry borewell.
Ira harvested the rooftop water in to the existing borewells. While neighboring societies are calling tankers, DB’s diamond has sufficient water from corporation and borewell.
365 days dependence on borewell water which caused the borewell to go low yield/dry and heavy dependence on tankers. This was not sustainable.
Tapped 100% rooftop water. Existing borewell replenished and added more recharge points. Tanker requirement was drastically reduced which saved them Rs. 3.5 lakh on tankers. The rainwater harvesting project cost came to be less than Rs. 3000 per flat.
Many independent bungalow owners have approached Ira at different times with their water problems or have pro-actively done rainwater harvesting.
Varied Result from less/no water tankers, increased borewell yield, to inspired neighbors who have taken up rainwater harvesting for sustainable neighborhood.
Nipro was considering Rainwater Harvesting for their 50-acre premise for which they needed to identify zones to recharge groundwater. Hydro-Geo survey was a pre-requisite.
Ira conducted a detailed hydrogeological and geophysical investigation and identified recharge points for groundwater recharge. Ira shared a Recommendations Report with Nipro, this project when matured would have a huge positive impact on environment since rainfall of 50-acre would be captured and recharged, which will improve groundwater table in Nipro as well as surrounding area.
Reduce domestic water consumption as part of the Water Positive initiative.
Ira installed 400 German water saving aerators in Ranjangaon plant, the plant is spread across 200 acres with a headcount of approx 2000. Aerators reduced the water consumption by 10 litres per person per day without compromising water usage comfort/experience.
OSG is a Japanese company has a plant in Bhosari MIDC area. They took permission from the regulatory authorities like GSDA, MIDC to perform rainwater harvesting in their premise.
Ira designed the groundwater recharge plan and helped OSG prepare a thorough documentation for compliance. After the permission was granted by Maharashtra Industrial Development Corp, groundwater regulatory authorities, Ira implemented the rainwater harvesting system.
Water conservation carries substantial points to qualify for the Green Building Rating. Thermax wanted to upgrade their LEEDs green rating to Gold.
Ira implemented rainwater harvesting by recharging the existing borewells. Thermax later applied for the Green Rating upgrade.
Rainwater Harvesting without hampering business-as-usual.
Ira surveyed existing infrastructure and planned and implemented rainwater harvesting system. The hotel was compliance-ready on water conservation front.
25-year-old borewell went defunct and the tanker requirement was only increasing making the water bill go high. It was necessary to replenish the groundwater aquifers for better borewell yield.
Rooftop water, which was untapped, was tapped in new recharge points. One monsoon out and the new borewell has started yielding water.
Housing 3 Hotels, 1 Bank, and other commercial businesses this mall was relying mainly on tankers due to low and poor-quality groundwater yield.
Ira’s Rainwater Harvesting replenished the defunct borewells with enhanced water quality.
Rotary Club Alephata wanted to fund Zilha Parishad School for multiple issues the school was facing, water was one of the pressing issues. The school had dry borewells.
Ira implemented rooftop and surface Rainwater Harvesting to revive the dry borewells.
ACS College, then was the only degree college in Narayangaon, with limited water reserves for 1200 students. Rotary Club funded this project for Rainwater Harvesting.
One year later the college is enjoying surplus water, using it for a plush botanical garden.
Rainwater Harvesting system for new sites
Rainwater Harvesting when implemented during construction phase costs 20-25% less and reduces excavation hence hassle. A V Bhat civil team pro-actively informs Ira when the new sites are underway, Ira plans site survey, RWH design and tailor-made solution specific to the site. In this manner Ira has implemented Rainwater Harvesting at seven sites of A V Bhat Group.
Rainwater harvesting captive reuse
Ira supplied the Rainwater Harvesting filters to Shamala Group to meet their requirement. The company is reusing 5 lakh litres of rainwater every monsoon which was going untapped earlier.