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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 10: Country Reports and Future Outlooks

Page 661

Rain Water Harvesting In Sarawak And Brunei: Progress Of Its Implementation As Part Of The Rural Water Supply Development

K.C. Goh
University of Brunei


Piped water supply to homes definitely has a better coverage in Brunei Darussalam than in neighbouring Sarawak. Nevertheless in some isolated villages where no reticulated system exists and where shortages from natural streams during dry spells occur, rain water harvesting has been introduced. In Sarawak the problem of developing rural water supply is much more difficult as the population is widely scattered in the coastal swampy plains and the interior. In the coastal plains concerted efforts have been made by the government to introduce rain water cistern systems as a viable means of potable water supply to the more than 500 village settlements of varying sizes. This paper examines the rain water harvesting plan in Brunei Darussalam and in particular Sarawak, and the extent of success of its implementation to date.

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