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G004: An engineer's guide to domestic water containers

Author(s): Reed, Brian  |  Shaw, Rod (ill)

Publisher: WEDC
Place of publication: Loughborough University, UK
Year: 2011

Series: WEDC Guide 4
Collection(s): WEDC Bookshop

Price: £5.50
ISBN: 9781843801412


This guide examines the range of domestic water containers commonly found in low-income countries and explores the role that water containers have in ensuring that household water supplies are adequate and safe. It also explains why planning for a water supply system should not end at the public tap or village well but extend to the place where the water is used. Understanding the ways in which people use water containers and designing the supply system to take account of this will help engineers to provide a better and safer service.

Domestic water supply