International Rainwater Catchment Systems Conference
Catchment: An Answer to the Water Scarcity of the Next Millennium."
Petrolina, Brazil - July 1999
Section 4: Technology of Rainwater Catchment Systems
Technical Presentation of Various Types of Cisterns
Built in the Rural Communities of the Semiarid Region of Brazil
IRPAA, C. P. 21
48900-000 Juazeiro - BA, Brasil
In this paper I will give a brief description of the
technical aspects of some types of cisterns which are currently being built
successfully in the rural communities of the Northeast. I will describe the
advantages and disadvantages of the construction of certain types of cisterns.
I will also mention my own observations collected during the building and the
use over several years.
The types of cisterns are the following:
Mesh Concrete Cistern
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