Rainwater Catchment Project Jamaica

WRD, . and ITS, . (1973) Rainwater Catchment Project Jamaica. Project Report. Water Resources Division/Inter-Technology Services Ltds, Jamaica.

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This report deals with the work undertaken between June 1971 and July by the Rainwater Catchment Project in Jamaica. A rainwater catchment unit with a storage capacity of 660,000 imperial gallons and an artificial catchment area of approximately 1,1/2 acres has been constructed in Manchester and it is estimated that this unit will be able to provide a supply in excess of 65,00 gallons per day throughout a year of average rainfall. The unit has been operational since March 1973 and cost approximately $30,000* to design and build. The unit has demonstrated the feasibility of using flexible and semi-rigid membranes, which are cheaper than either rein-forced concrete or steel in this type of construction, and has provided information on the cost and durability of the materials used. Units such as this should be considered as source of water for the rural population of Jamaica.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: steel, Stock water, Rainwater, Public tanks, Storage, P2752
Author Affiliation: Water Resources Division, Ministry of Mining and Natural Resources, Government of Jamaica
Subjects: Social Sciences
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Ms Ishrath Durafsha
Date Deposited: 22 May 2014 08:37
Last Modified: 22 May 2014 08:37
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/13037

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