Awareness about the need and relevance of RWH has increased among various sections of the urban society not only in Tamil Nadu, but also in a few other states because of our efforts over the last ten years.
Our Trust was instrumental in convincing the Tamil Nadu government to enact a law making RWH mandatory in both old and new buildings. Our state is the only one in the entire country to do so. The widespread implementation of RWH that followed led to a phenomenal rise in the groundwater levels by 6 metres (in some areas 8 metres) in the entire city of Chennai and has almost remained so for the last seven years. This can be attributed partly to our initiative