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A rainwater harvesting system comprises components of various stages - transporting rainwater through pipes or drains, filtration, and storage in tanks for reuse or recharge.

 
Components   
A rainwater harvesting system comprises components of various stages - transporting rainwater through pipes or drains, filtration, and storage in tanks for reuse or recharge.

1) Catchment
2) Conveyance or conduit system
3) First flush
4) Filters
5) Storage or recharge system

      
Designs   
Effectiveness of the rainwater harvesting depends on appropriate design of the systems. A few design tips to put the right water harvesting system at the right place.

1) Design of storage tank
2) Design of groundwater recharge structures

      
Construction   
Procedures and specifications for construction of storage and recharge tanks are explained below. There are a lot of similarities in the construction steps of both storage and recharge structures.
    
1) Masonry Tanks
2) Reinforced Cement Concrete Tank (RCC)
3) Ferro Cement Jars

 

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