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9th International Rainwater Catchment Systems Conference
"Rainwater Catchment: An Answer to the Water Scarcity of the Next Millennium."
Petrolina, Brazil - July 1999

Section 4: Technology of Rainwater Catchment Systems

Paper 4.13

Effective Application of First Flush Device to Improve Rainwater Quality

Mahinda Kurukulasuriya
185 Angulana, Station Road
Lakshapathiya, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Fax : (941) 622802


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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