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DTU Working Paper: WP49 - Underground Storage of Rainwater for Domestic Use

T. H. Thomas & B. McGeever, URDT, (1997)

This Working Paper describes the construction and initial testing of low-cost underground rainwater storage tanks and of cheap but crude pumps by which water can be extracted from them. Several of these tanks have been constructed around Kagadi in Western Uganda between January 1996 and March 1997 as part of a programme attempting to develop an "all-year" domestic rainwater harvesting system costing under $150 per household.


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