Catch Basins

a. Goal- to store water and to catch and store rainwater for use
b. Benefits of the specific technology to the community
  • there will be a water supply that is constant even during dry season
  • low cost alternative to concrete water basin
  • makes rainwater useful to communtity
  • teach people gleying and earth compacting techniques
c. Local Availability - the soil will need to be tested for ability to be compacted, also any additives to soil need to be checked for availability
d. Regulatory or Industry Standards for Implementation of Technology - need pressure of 20 to 40 psi in distribution system
i. International Standards
ii. Local code enforcement

e. Description of Product (s) or Process (es) and its Functionality (Succinct but Detailed Enough)

f. Design parameters - entering velocity into pipes of less than 0.15 m/s.
i. Sizing
ii. Materials needed for Fabrication/ Construction of Technology
1. Various Options

iii.Other resources Needed for Implementation/ Use
  1. Construction Equipment
  2. Labor
  3. Technical Consultation
  4. Transportation Requirements
  5. Energy Requirements
  6. Space
  7. Spare Parts
  8. Time for Construction
iv. Technical Skills Required to Operate or Utilize
  1. Training Requirements
g. Associated Costs
i. Capital
ii. Operations & Maintenance
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