• Wastewater

    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 »
  • How to treat wastewater at home

    If you live in an independent house, wastewater treatment and reuse is a good way to meet a large part of your water needs. Wastewater, in this context, refers only to greywater, i.e., water from »

Aquifers

The word “groundwater” might conjure the image of a wide, subterranean sea or lake beneath our feet but this important water source is actually extracted from underground layers of water-bearing soil or rock. All sources »

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 »

Rainwater Harvesting 1: The basics

Imagine if we could get our water for free – no payment to municipal agencies or private tankers, or having to buy cans of drinking water. Rain Water Harvesting (RWH), is a way to meet »

Lakes

About us

Our city, Bengaluru, has been in the grip of a water crisis of many dimensions. While institutions of governance need to do a lot to solve these problems, at the heart of any solution is the enlightened behaviour of us citizens, and our communities.

Urbanwaters.in seeks to inform, guide and provide simple and appropriate resources to improve the water literacy of citizens, that help solve our individual or community water problems. Responsible action is deeply necessary to take care of our common urban water resources. The resources on this site are aimed at helping citizens find ways to be a part of the solution. More »