Smart water, Smart us

Since ages, people across India have experienced excess or scarce water reserves due to varied rainfall and land topography. However, they have combatted this issue using creative water management techniques.
We list down a few of the natural and scientific methods of water conservation that is prevalent across the country.

1. Rooftop Rainwater Harvesting

It is considered that watering your plants in the morning and evening is best. Usually, if you water your plants at noon, the harsh sun rays will make the water evaporate faster. This means that the water will not get enough time to percolate into the soil and nourish the plants.

2. Rain Gardens

A rain garden consists of native shrubs, perennials, and flowers planted in a small depression that is naturally formed on slopes. It is designed to temporarily hold the rainwater that flows from roofs or lawns. Rain gardens are effective in removing up to 90% of the chemicals and up to 80% of the sediments from the rainwater runoff. It is mostly dry and typically holds water only during rainfall. Also, since they drain in 12 to 48 hours, they prevent the breeding of mosquitos.

3. Drought Resistant Plants

These plants and trees are tolerant of low-water conditions and it is important to note that, it is not simple to introduce such plants in any land. Various factors determine how much sunlight and water a plant receives. One must consider the soil type, nutrient content of the soil, exposure to sunlight and geographic location.
Some of the famously used drought-resistant plants are listed below.

  • Trees: These trees have a colorful display and also water-resistant features. Some of the famous trees are Sunburst honeylocust, Ginkgo biloba, Red maple, and American elm.
  • Drought-Resistant Shrubs: Some of the famous shrubs are the Mexican bird of paradise, Russian sage, Bougainvillea, and Winter jasmine

4. Storm water Management

Storm water management is a method to reduce the rainwater runoff while improving the water quality. When the storm water gets absorbed into the soil, it is filtered and flows into the aquifer or any other water body. However, with heavy rainfall, the groundwater gets saturated, creating excess moisture that runs across the surface or into sewers and ditches. This water carries a lot of pollutants and debris.
• With storm water management, the water that often runs into drains and sewers which in turn floods roads can be captured and reused to maintain and restore natural hydrology. The primary purpose of storm water management is to detain storm water and remove pollutants. The pervious surface, gray infrastructures like gutters and Blue/Green infrastructure all play a part in storm water management.

At Embassy Springs, we understand the need to conserve water. This is the reason we have installed an elaborate water management system. Most of the water inside our township is collected for reuse to practice sustainability. Also, the lush vegetation and groves of trees planted all across the open space, helps manage stormwater and absorb the rainfall. We have endeavored to create a lifestyle for you and your family that you will be proud of. Come start a sustainable and modern lifestyle at Bangalore’s biggest and best-planned city.