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2nd International Conference on Rain Water Cistern Systems
St Thomas, Virgin Islands - June, 1984

Section C: Some Cistern Cystems

Paper C.2

Past and Present Use of Ponds as Rain-Water Storage in Thailand

Thamrong Prempridi and Chackri ,Chatuthasry
Chulalonakorn University, Thailand


History of the rainwater harvesting technique and the use of ponds as rainwater storage in Thailand is traced back to about 2000 years ago. Current practices in using ponds for storing rainwater for domestic use and for animal consumption during the dry period in rural Thailand are discussed. Particular attentions are given to the design and construction of 15-25 Cu.m ponds lined with PVC for household use. Advantages and disadvantages of PVC lined ponds along with cost comparison with traditional storages are also discussed. Brief description of method of dissemination of water technology to rural peoples are given.

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