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Water Storage System

The low-cost, non-evaporative Water Storage System captures and stores monsoon rainwater, making water available for domestic and small plot micro-irrigation during India’s long dry season. For many small farmers, there is either too much water during the rainy season or an acute water shortage during the dry season, when there not only is no water available for irrigation, but drinking-water wells run dry, requiring emergency drinking-water supplies. By providing a 10,000-liter plastic storage bag and enclosing it in a hand-dug pit, this system is one-fifth the cost of existing ferro-cement tanks.

  1. Designer: International Development Enterprises (IDE) India
  2. Manufacturer: Local workshops
  3. India, 2006
  4. Plastic
  5. Dimensions: 2’h x 4’w x 8’d or smaller size, 500 liter or 1000 liter
  6. In use in: India
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