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

Section E: Quality Considerations

Paper E.5

Quantity And Quality Aspects Of Rain Water Cistern Supplies In Nova Scotia

D. H. Waller, W. Sheppard, W. D'Eon, D. Feldman, and B. Paterson


This report is the second that describes continuing research on quantity and quality aspects of rain water cistern systems in Nova Scotia. Increasing concern about quality of individual groundwater supplies due to natural and man-made contaminants has encouraged consideration of roof water as an alternative source, and led to cooperative research between the Nova Scotia Department of Health and the Technical University of Nova Scotia. Preliminary results of monitoring of quality and quantity of water in 83 cistern systems in three parts of Nova Scotia are presented. Yield of roof water from these systems is discussed. Bacteriological and chemical quality of cistern and tap water, and treatment implications, are considered.

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