Water percolation pit
Whatever little rainwater we get had to be percolated into the ground so as to raise the water table. Water percolation pits was one of the methods we used to do that. The run off from the paths and courtyards was diverted into these pits for re-charging the watershed.
Traditional tribal building technique of ‘Goda’ -wall made of woven bamboo- is used to create a check dam. Earth was taken from the reservoir and packed between the layers of bamboo weaving to build the dam. Later Bamboo and other strong rooted plants were planted so that their roots would grow and hold the dam in place long after the woven bamboo has rotted away. These 100% future friendly check-dams are carbon free, built with local materials and help in rainwater percolation in a big way.