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Rainwater Catchment Systems for Domestic Supply provides a state-of-the-art review of practice in the collection of rainwater. It presents case studies with numerous examples from around the world which will help anyone intending to design or construct a rainwater catchment system. The prime focus of the book is on implementation of roof and ground catchment systems for meeting either total or supplementary household water requirements. All aspects of design and construction are covered including simple methods of sizing systems, erection of gutters, choice of materials, construction techniques, training, operation and maintenance. In addition, n-technical factors such as water quality, health, social, cultural, political, institutional and gender issues are discussed. The text is fully supported with drawings and photographs and a detailed illustrated step-by-step account is provided of how to build several different types of household rainwater tanks with volumes from 2 to 90 cubic metres. Rainwater Catchment Systems is based on practical experience and lessons learnt during over 20 years constructing and researching rainwater systems in Africa and Asia. It will be of use and interest to project managers, development workers, water engineers, architects, builders, researchers and appropriate techlogy enthusiasts.
John Gould is an expert in rainwater harvesting and author of Rainwater Catchment Systems for Domestic Supply. Erik Nissen-Petersen has over twenty years' experience in the design and construction of rainwater harvesting systems. He is currently Managing Director of ASAL Consultants, Nairobi, Kenya
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50 black & white halftones, 177 black & white line drawings