Asia foundation-Nepal is located at Baluwatar, Kathmandu. The ever increasing water demand and decreasing quality and quantity of water supply for the city was one of the main problem for the institution. Buying 2-3 tankers of water each week was certainly not a cheap deal. Asia Foundation contacted Smartpaani (One Planet Solution Pvt. Ltd.) to install Rain Water Harvesting in their 3 buildings in 2012. The dividends can now be seen; they have not bought any tankers since this monsoon started, equivalent to a saving of around NRs 5000 a week.
They have 2 rainwater harvesting systems installed, each with SmartPaani rapid sand filters. One system supplies their building’s main supply, while the second is used for vehicle washing and other outdoor uses. The systems help the Asia Foundation move toward their goals of reducing their environmental footprint, both saving them water and fuel emissions associated with tanker water purchases. Additionally, saving 5000 rupees a week for the whole monsoon has made the system economically beneficial to the institution