Self sufficiency in water was sought to be achieved by a planned scheme of rain water harvesting spread over 15 acres. About 6% of the land area has been used for creating water bodies listed below.
The water harvesting scheme begins at silt trap pond [P2]. It is located at the precise point where the runoff from the watershed above used to roar into the property.
The land slopes about 9 feet from the western border to the public storm water canal, 1/2kM to the east. Run-off from the hill and the watershed to the west used to course through the property. This annual event over several decades had taken away all the top soil. What scrub vegetation sprouted annually between the rains, was grazed to the quick by stray cattle.