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A Healthy Home: How Rainwater Harvesting Transformed One Family's Water Supply

Updated: Jun 9, 2023

Ahmedabad residents Ramendra & Gita Parikh share their success story of rainwater harvesting for a healthier and sustainable future

Rainwater Harvesting System at Ramendra & Gita Parikh's home in Ahmedabad

Access to clean and safe drinking water is essential for leading a healthy life. However, with the increasing population and industrialization, the quality of our drinking water is deteriorating day by day. In such a scenario, rainwater harvesting offers an effective and sustainable solution to ensure the availability of clean and healthy water.

One such success story of rainwater harvesting is that of Ramendra & Gita Parikh, who took the initiative to prioritize the quality of water consumed by their family. Their decision led them to discover the benefits of rainwater harvesting, and with the help of Furaat, they installed a filtration module and a rainwater storage tank of 35,000 litres.

Rainwater Harvesting Tank installed in the garden
Rainwater Harvesting System installed in Ramendra & Gita Parikh's home garden in Ahmedabad

The overflow from the tank was directed towards their tube well, which significantly raised its water level and reduced its TDS levels by diluting it along. The filtered rainwater stored in the tank contained all the necessary minerals and had an optimum pH, which had detoxifying effects and promoted healthy digestion.

"By implementing rainwater harvesting in our home, we not only ensure the availability of clean and healthy water but also reduce our dependence on expensive and unsustainable sources of water. It gives us a sense of self-sufficiency and responsibility towards the environment." - Ramendra Parikh, Ahmedabad

Ramendra & Gita also adapted the ancient Indian concept of storing the harvested and filtered rainwater in a copper vessel (Nala) in the evening hours before drinking or using it the next day. According to Ayurveda, the water stored this way is called 'Tamra Jal' and it helps balance all three Doshas (Kapha, Vata, and Pitta). Drinking water stored for 8-10 hours in a copper vessel is very beneficial for health as the metal copper has electromagnetic energy, which is called Prana Shakti.

Ramendra & Gita's family have been welcoming visitors to their residence for many years to spread awareness about rainwater harvesting and the health benefits of drinking water stored in copper vessels.

Filtered Rainwater stored in a Copper Vessel for health benefits

"I've always had a desire to practice rainwater harvesting, and Furaat has been an incredible support in turning that dream into reality. The flawless functioning of their system allows our family and guests to savor the advantages of drinking filtered rainwater, which brings remarkable health benefits." - Gita Parikh, Ahmedabad

This success story of Ramendra & Gita Parikh highlights the effectiveness and simplicity of rainwater harvesting as a solution for access to clean and healthy water. With the increasing pollution and depletion of natural resources, it has become crucial to adopt sustainable practices like rainwater harvesting to ensure a better future for ourselves and our coming generations.

At Furaat, we offer a range of rainwater harvesting solutions to help you access clean and healthy water for your home or commercial needs. Our solutions include filtration modules, storage tanks, and complete rainwater harvesting systems, which are designed to cater to your specific needs and requirements. We also provide expert guidance and support to ensure that you make the most of your rainwater harvesting system and enjoy the health benefits of clean and healthy water.

Contact us today to know more about our rainwater harvesting solutions and take the first step towards a healthy and water positive future.

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