New houses to have mandatory rainwater harvesting system



The Ministry of Atmosphere and Urbanization of the Republic of Turkey insisted on constructing a rainwater harvesting system on the roof of newly constructed buildings. The corresponding Amendments to the Zoning Laws have already been reveale on the official web sites.


In line with the amendments, now, bearing in mind the rising drawback of drought. Rainwater assortment methods will probably be constructe on the roofs of all buildings erected on land plots of greater than 2,000 sq m. The collected water will go to the underground depot (storage) and will probably be used for irrigation. And upkeep of the adjoining territory – inexperienced areas, and many others.


As well as, native municipalities have the fitting to oblige to construct such methods in residential complexes of a smaller space.


Turkey generally experiences the scarcity of water provides: in some winters. Corresponding to within the winter of 2020-2021, the extent of rainfall is decrease than standard. Which results in the issues with water provide for all wants. Local weather change can also be influencing the water provide state of affairs. Since 1994, the typical day and evening temperatures have been step by step rising, winters in Turkey are getting milder and summers hotter. In consequence, the chance of drought might happen in some areas.


Subsequently, it’s at all times higher to play it secure, and gather water centrally.


In December 2020, Turkish Minister of Agriculture and. Forestry Bekir Pakdemirli introduced that the federal government was growing a undertaking to create 150 underground dams by the tip of 2023. These reservoirs can even gather groundwater. That, nonetheless, says the minister, doesn’t negate the pressing advice to the residents to save lots of water. Monitor leaks within the water provide system and repair them in a well timed method. In addition to make agricultural companies extra sustainable, for instance, to make use of drip irrigation.


It was additionally mentione that development of buildings in Turkey continues to observe the pattern of sustainable growth. As an example, the nation is switching to “horizontal structure”.