Harvesting the Rain

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Harvesting the Rain
1010810Harvesting the Rain
Introduction Rainwater catchment is one of the oldest and simplest ways of expanding the supply of freshwater. All that is needed is a surface to collect the rainwater, a cistern to collect the stored water, and a means to distribute the water. At its simplest, rainwater can be collected in a rain barrel and distributed with a bucket. Larger, more sophisticated systems supply military bases and resort hotels. As the demand for freshwater expands to parts of the world that previously have not experienced water shortages, rainwater collection promises to be increasingly recognized as an approved supplement to conventional water sources. There are concern…
E. W. "Bob" Boulware: Alternative Water Sources and Wastewater Management. Harvesting the Rain, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013), AccessEngineering Export