Rainwater

The Internet has come to be a great platform to raise awareness and with the way Internet challenges go viral, it seems to be an easy way to draw people’s attention. In a bid to spread awareness on rainwater harvesting, the Chennai MetroWater Supply and Sewage Board has come up with a rather innovative challenge, which they call the ‘Rainwater Harvesting Challenge.’

Chennai residents have been invited to click pictures with rainwater harvesting structures and upload them to their Facebook page.

Chennaites can post videos and photographs of the five steps needed for harvesting, i.e., cleaning their terrace, checking the pipelines, clearing waste dump, checking the RWHS and pouring water into it to verify if it is functioning.

“Chennai has 8.93 lakh RWHS, including ones in private households. But, the problem lies in their maintenance. So, with monsoon arriving, we thought of an innovative way to make residents clean and maintain the structure,”‘ a senior officer from Metrowater told TOI.

Besides this, the CMWSSB is also looking to tap into schools and get students to participate in drawing and wall painting competitions.

While the kiki challenge led to people getting arrested. here’s an Internet challenge with the aim to make people more aware of sustainable goals.