Artificial recharge to ground water

Lesson 25: Water conservation

Artificial recharge to ground water

Artificial recharge to ground water is a process by which the ground water reservoir is augmented at a rate exceeding that obtained under natural conditions or replenishment. Any man-made scheme or facility that adds water to an aquifer may be considered to be an artificial recharge system.

Need for rain water harvesting

  1. Rain water harvesting is essential because;
  2. Surface water is inadequate to meet our demand and we have to depend on ground water.
  3. Due to rapid urbanization, infiltration of rain water into the sub-soil has decreased drastically and recharging of ground water has diminished.

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