Urban water primers introduce important topics in water that citizens and communities should get familiar with in order to understand how our city receives, manages and treats its water.
We complain about the muck that our cities are mired in, often forgetting that it is us who generate it – untreated sewage from households is the biggest source of water pollution in India. In »
Wastewater Treatment and Reuse
In most Indian cities wastewater is a common feature – we see it overflowing our drains and lying stagnant in puddles. Despite the problems it causes, wastewater has hidden potential. It in fact holds a »
An open well is simply a hole in the ground that allows access to water underground. Open wells are used to extract water found at the shallowest level in that area, which are typically found »
Drinking Water Standards
When we think about preventing water contamination, the first thing that comes to mind is boiling water to destroy microbes. Avoiding microbial contamination is the reason we avoid water from roadside eateries as well. But »
Understanding water demand Have you ever wondered how much water you use? Would you be able to estimate how much water do you actually need? In Indian cities, only a small percentage of the population »