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
Effective Application of First Flush Device to Improve
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Rain water harvesting helps to reduce the burden on other
sources of water in the context of proper water resources development.
Rainwater collected while using a first flush system enhances the quality of
drinking water and considerably reduces water borne diseases. There are
automatic and manual operated first flush systems for rainwater harvesting. The
most suitable, technologically appropriate and tested systems for developing
countries are being outlined.
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