Mazhapolima - “ The Rain Bounty”
Well Recharge through Roof Water Harvesting
Mazhapolima is a community-based well recharge programme, initiated by the Thrissur District Administration. The programme aims to (eventually) recharge about 4.5 lakh dug wells in the district, through community awareness and action. The technology adopted for the Mazhapolima programme is mainly the roof water harvesting for open well recharging. As mentioned above, households in Kerala mainly depend upon homestead open dug wells than the inefficient public water supply systems. However, ground water depletion in general calls forth large scale replenishment of unconfined aquifers from where open dug wells make avail water in Kerala. Wells in the coastal areas with poor water quality can be improved and recovered by backwashing it with rainwater.Read more
Arghyam Documentary 2016
Percentage of Installed Units in Thrissur
Mazhapolima is a community-based well recharge programme, initiated by the Thrissur District Administration. In the rainy seasons, the roof top rain water is led through pipes with a filter at the end, filtered rain water is led to open dug wells to replenish the aquifers. Not only the abundance of water, In coastal areas it helps to reduce the salinity, turbidity and color of water from the wells, and provides pure and clear water.
Ayyanthole P.O, Thrissur District,
Kerala, India Pin- 680 003