International Conference on Rain Water Cistern Systems
"Rainwater Catchment for Future Generations"
Keelung, Taiwan, R.O.C. - August 1991
10: Country Reports and Future Outlooks
Rainwater Cistern Its
Uses In Nepal - Problems, Prospects And Promotion
Peace Corps Nepal
Experience of construction of few rain water cisterns in Nepal shows that the
approach could be a viable water supply system in the country. The system has
more relevance in settlements in ridges, spurs, river terraces and generally water
critical pockets at different climatic zones. Of the several factors, cost of
the storage tank appears to be the major constraint in the way of wider uses of
the system. In order to make it attractive, storage system need to be built at
lesser cost, when the system would be more affordable. Prototype of a tan}, that
used plastic lining has been developed and is being installed in field situations,
whose performances need to be evaluated. For wider promotion of the system, an
action oriented approach is being pursued. The feed backs would be useful in further
promotion of the rain water cistern system in the country.
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