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
Development of Rooftop Rainwater Catchment System
Design Criteria for Pohnpei State, Federated States of Micronesia
Dr. Leroy F. Heitz, Dr. Yu Si Fok & Dr
Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western
University of Guam
This paper reports on the results of the University of Guam
component of a three University cooperative research study funded by the US.
Geological Survey Water Institute Program. The results of the University of the
Virgin Islands and the University of Hawaii components will be reported in
other papers contained in these proceedings. All three projects concentrated on
problems encountered with rainwater catchment systems (RWCS) implementation in
each island region.
The purpose of the University of Guam project was to develop
and disseminate criteria to be used in the design of new or refurbishing of
existing individual water supply systems for various islands in Pohnpei State,
Federated States of Micronesia. The end product was a set of design curves and
tables for sizing RWCS so that these systems can provide a continuous water
supply even during the harsh drought conditions that affect this part of the
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