Wep Peripherals Ltd.

WeP Peripherals Ltd., has its Head Office in Bangalore, Karnataka. Its biggest manufacturing unit is located in Hebbal Industrial Area in Mysore.

The initial steps:

  • Rooftop rainwater harvesting was first taken up using two 1000 litre rain barrels connected to a down pipe from the roof.
  • The parking lot in the premise with a roof area of 200 square metres had an existing unused sump tank adjacent to it. The entire rooftop water was collected here, was filtered and lead into the sump tank.

The next steps:

  • Two more were added making a total of four 1000 litre rain barrels. These were expected to harvest close to 2 lakh litres of rainwater in a year and bring it for productive use.
  • A cycle shed rooftop was linked to an adjacent sump tank which will harvest another 1.20 lakh litres of water.
  • Six field ponds, which have a dimension 20 feet x 10 feet x 8 feet were constructed and linked to the network of field channels and contour trenches.
  • The entire campus is blessed with a yearly 640-lakh litres of rainwater.
  • Wep has also decided to encourage its employees to implement the same at their own homes. Continuous Employees have been offered an incentive scheme whereby if they take up rainwater harvesting in their residence half the cost will be borne by the company.

Initiatives outside WeP for rainwater harvesting:

  • WeP has joined hands with Children’s Lovecastles Trust (CLT) and Rainwater Club (RWC) to initiate a research centre called R.A.I.N (Resources Aqua International Network).
  • Activities like training of plumbers to ensure that there are enough trained people to execute the works have been initiated in collaboration with the centre.
  • Booklets, brochures and posters are also being brought out as an information dissemination strategy
  • Several schools have visited the centre to participate in what we call the “School Education Program”. Children experience and learn about rainwater harvesting through documentary films, live rainwater harvesting structures, group discussions and also a ‘water literate’ quiz.
  • In May 2004, with financial support from WeP Peripherals, NSA an NGO in Hoskote Taluk, Kolar executed two recharge pits for public bore wells at Nimbekayipura and Kajisonnenahalli.
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