May 6, 2008
Water Quiz In our quest to underline the importance of saving water for human sustenance and emphasise the advantages of rainwater harvesting and treatment procedures, PropertyPlus has been bringing out a weekly column ‘Waterwise.’ The aim is to create awareness on the reward and compensation that one draws out of prudent water uses. Our ‘Water Quiz’ will be yet another attempt to inform and educate you on the facts and data related to water. We do hope our efforts help in increasing your general knowledge which would also help you realise the overriding significance the subject draws in the present scenario, where increased population and buildings throw additional demands on saving the ‘elixir of life.’

Additionally, several right answers in our questions that require detailed explanations would be elucidated by our columnist, S. Vishwanath, for giving you a better perspective of the subject and making you understand the core issues involved.

Happy quizzing!

1) In an average year how much rain does Bangalore receive, approximately? a) 200 mm.

b) 600 mm.

c) 900 mm.

2) This means that a 30 x 50 feet site in a year receives: a) 10,000 litres of rainwater.

b) 40,000 litres of rainwater.

c) 1,35,000 litres of rainwater.

3) The water tariff for industries in Bangalore is the highest in India. It is: a) Rs. 100 a kilo-litre.

b) Rs 60 a kilo-litre.

c) Rs 10 a kilo-litre.

4) A kilo-litre is a) 100 litres of water.

b) 1 million litres of water.

c) 1,000 litres of water.

5) Rajasthan has the largest drought-prone area in India. The second largest is: a) Tamil Nadu.

b) Gujarat.

c) Karnataka.

6) Most villages in Karnataka depend on groundwater. The extent of dependence is close to a) 52 %

b) 75%

c) 92%

7) A fast dripping tap leaks how many litres in a day? 5 litres

10 litres

80 litres

ANSWERS: 1-c; 2-c; 3-b; 4-c; 5-c; 6-c;7-c

(Compiled by S. Vishwanath, www.rainwaterclub.org; www.arghyam.org; www.indiawaterportal.org; www.ircsa.org; www.voicesfromthewaters.com)




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