Rain Water Harvesting Projects

In Dongaon

The village Dongaon is situated at 60 Kms from Aurangabad on Aurangabad – Beed state highway. It is 25 km away from Taluka head quarter Ambad. The population of Dongaon is 2000. The major occupation of the villagers is farming and labour works. The average annual rainfall over the area is 700 mm and mostly comes under arid region. The water in the area is below 200 feet. Here also is the Durgah of MOULAI NOORUDDIN SAHEB. At this holy place around 3000 to 4000 pilgrims visit during the Urs Mubarak & Holidays.

As the avg. rainfall of the area is very scarce it is most essential to harvest the rainwater. For this purpose jointly BFI and Dongaon Durgah committee worked out a solution to recharge the existing dried bore wells. The water table of the area is as low as 250 ft. slowly and cumulatively each year. The water is collected from the roof surface in collection chamber and after passing through filter unit provided, will recharge the dried out Bore Wells. The recharged bore wells will ultimately improve the water table of the local aquifer. (Water bearing strata) The entire project was sucessfully completed in January 2012.

In Talaipada, Dahanu

In continuation of celebration of 100th Milad Mubarak of Aqa Maula TUS and on the occasion of World Environment Day on 5th June, 2012, Burhani Foundation (India) has successfully completed the project of Rain Water Harvesting for rural village, Talai Pada, located in Dahanu district of Maharashtra. The villagers at Talai Pada were facing severe water scarcity and they had to walk 3 - 4 kms to fetch water for their daily needs.

Burhani Foundation India has constructed a ground storage reservoir of 3 lakh litre capacity which will collect the rain water from the collection surface and serve the population of about 350 people and having annual rainfall of about 3,000 ml. The Ground Storage Reservoir will serve them water for about 60 - 90 days during peak summer months. Burhani Foundation India is further targeting to complete 21 such villages in different areas of Thane district in association with the government of Maharashtra.