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5th International Conference on Rain Water Cistern Systems
"Rainwater Catchment for Future Generations"
Keelung, Taiwan, R.O.C. - August 1991

Section 6: Socioeconomic Aspects and Cost Analysis

Page 354

Rainwater Harvesting Costs And Benefits

Sampson K. Agodzo
University of Science and Technology


In this paper, it is argued that rainwater as an important alternative source of community water supply cannot only be viewed in terms of cost justification but also in terms of such unquantifiable benefit: as time savings and improved hygiene. An attempt has been made to provide guidelines for cost calculations of rainwater harvesting projects, bearing in mind that when resource constraints are applied to the selection of an appropriate community water supply technology, it may turn out that improvement of traditional sources is the only feasible option.

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