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The application of Appropriate Technology

Rainwater Reservoirs for Roof Catchment

A GTZ manual detailing different catchment possibilities, tank designs, guttering and downpipes for domestic rainwater harvesting.

This manual offers advice on a more professional approach towards rainwater catchment and the construction of different types of reservoirs. It also offers a selection of the most appropriate reservoir types and gives technical advice for the construction work. As far as possible it has been kept on a level which would allow an experienced bricklayer to use the information or a building technician acting as Clerk of Works or Supervisor to advise bricklayers and plasterers on the site. It is not suitable for laymen in the construction field. Just as it is not possible to learn the technique of bricklaying by reading a book, it is not possible to write a construction manual imparting all the knowledge needed for people without the practical experience in the construction field.

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