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1st International Conference on Rain Water Cistern Systems
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - June 1982

Section 3: Design, Cost, And Policy

Page 108

Design Strategy for Domestic Rainwater Systems in Australia

S.J. Perrens
University of New England, Australia


Any closed rainwater supply system involving a sealed or almost impervious catchment, a storage and a linked supply point may be characterized by some general relationships regardless of the size of the system. This paper presents the results from a simulation model of the operation of such water supply systems at four locations in New South Wales, which are representative of the range of rainfall regimes in Australia. The results are presented in the form of generalized design graphs. Although this study refers particularly to Australia, the principles involved are applicable to any rainwater supply system.

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