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3rd International Rainwater Cistern Systems Conference
Khon Kaen, Thailand - January, 1987

Section C: Design

Paper C.6

Integration Of Rainwater Harvesting With Other Supply Systems in Rodrigues

George Michaelides
Research Student
Civil Engineering Department
Dundee University
Scotland

Mousa Allybokus
Lecturer
School of Industrial Technology
University of Mauritius
Reduit
Mauritius

Mahammad Farook Mowlabucus
Hydrologist
Hydrology Section
Central Water Authority
Rose-Hill
Mauritius

Robert J. Young
Lecturer
Civil Engineering Department
Dundee University
Scotland

Abstract

An investigation of rainwater harvesting and other water supply practices was carried out for the island of Rodrigues in November 1985. The field investigation consisted of a user questionnaire, a technical survey and bacteriological testing for various sources. Information on rainfall patterns, types of roofs, and population and settlements was collected for the whole of the island. For various design factors and various localities on the island, the storage capacity required to satisfy certain water demand figures was calculated, The importance and benefits of rainwater harvesting for Rodrigues are discussed. Specific recommendations for planning, water quality optimization, ways to increase storage and for development of community rainwater harvesting systems are proposed.

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