Soon, Mumbai’s buildings will have rainwater harvesting structures

To reduce the dependence on water supply from dams and tap rainwater that otherwise goes waste, it will soon be mandatory for buildings coming up in urban areas to establish rainwater harvesting (RWH) structures.

According to the draft Maharashtra Groundwater (Development and Management) Rules, 2018, urban local bodies and panchayati raj institutions shall approve the building plan of an area of 100 square meters or more if appropriate rain water harvesting structures are provided in it.