International Rainwater Cistern Systems Conference
Khon Kaen, Thailand
- January, 1987
Section C: Design
Suitability of Rain Water Cistern System in Malaysia
Nik Fuaad b. Nik Abllah
School of Housing Building and Planning
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Malaysia is a country gifted with abundant rainfall that is
unfortunately unevenly distributed chronologically and geographically
Consequently various parts of the country are occasionally afflicted with
floods and water shortages.
Nearly half of the country's population living in rural
areas is still without piped -water supply. The fact that water supply to rural
areas is a low budget priority in the previous Malaysia plans coupled with
population densities which are too low for reticulated supplies to be
economically justified puts the rural water supply problem into perspective.
In some areas, a solution to the above problem may be the
catchment of rain water collected during the wet season to be used in the dry
Lastly this paper deals with the suitability and
practicality of rain water cistern systems in Malaysia including the design of
such a collector using locally available material.
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