NORMS FOR RAINWATER HARVESTING IN HARYANA

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Rain Water Harvesting

In the areas specified by the Competent Authority, through a notification arrangement of roof rain-water harvesting within the plot shall have to be made by the plot owner, constructing the building on the plot where the area of the rooftop is 100 square metres or more.

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1) Ground Water Recharge

(i) Recharging of ground water shall be mandatory not only for residential buildings but for all types of buildings, including Group Housing Societies having a plot area more than 500 square metres and above.

(ii) The Ground Water Recharge shall be mandatory for open spaces like parks, parking, plazas, playgrounds and other common areas. The harvesting and recharge structures could be constructed by the Authority with the involvement of community based organizations like Resident Welfare Associations.

2) Rain Water Harvesting System Measures

(i) The system of collection, conveyance and dispersion of rain-water for harvesting shall be made in such a manner that only clear water is able to enter and no contaminated waste water from the building or surrounding area finds its way in this system.

(ii) The entry points of the rain-water for harvesting shall be designed in such a manner that, in normal days, these remain covered. Arrangements of segregation of the rain-water from the first shower (Containing wash water) shall also be made.

(iii) The arrangement of quick filtration of rain-water shall also be made in the rain-water harvesting well/ tubewell so that rain-water does not pollute or choke the strata.

(iv) The complete system of rain-water harvesting shall be constructed within the plot area available with the owner.

(v) The recharge well shall be located at a distance of not less than 10 metres away from any structure handling sewage or industrial waste water (such as septic tank or effluent treatment plant etc.). This minimum distance of 10 metres shall not be applicable to manholes or sewer lines although it shall be ensured that they are leak proof.

(vi) The detailed proposal of the system comprising collection, conveyance and dispersion of rain-water harvesting well/ tube well shall have to be shown on the building plan submitted for approval.

(vii) An Architect/ Engineer duly engaged for supervision and execution of the construction of the building shall submit the certificate stating that the rain water harvesting system is functional at site and same conforms to the provisions of this code. However, if the Architect/ Engineer found guilty of misrepresentation of the facts, penal proceedings shall be initiated along with debarring the concerned Architect/ Engineer from practicing in the State of Haryana.

(viii) The provision of Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 (Act 6 of 1974), with all amendments made from time to time, shall be applicable.

(ix) The construction of the building as laid down in sub-clause

In the areas specified by the Competent Authority, through a notification arrangement of roof rain-water harvesting within the plot shall have to be made by the plot owner, constructing the building on the plot where the area of the rooftop is 100 square metres or more.

shall be the part of occupation certificate. Unless such construction is completed as per the approval, no occupation certificate shall be issued.

(x) The owner of every building in the code shall ensure that the rain water harvesting structure is maintained in good repair for storage of water of Nonpotable purposes and recharge of ground water at all time.

3) The above said provisions of Rain Water Harvesting shall be strictly implemented in following districts/ towns

(i) Panchkula

(ii) Kurukshetra

(iii) Shahabad

(iv) Karnal

(v) Panipat

(vi) Sonepat

(vii) Gohana

(viii) Faridabad

(ix) Yamuna Nagar

(x) Gurgaon

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