Sunday, March 21, 2010

Storage tank to harvest rain water, Sooriyawewa.


Drinking water is a commodity much in demand in the arid southern regions of the Uva Province in Sri Lanka.
Rain water harvesting is being promoted in a big way. A cement tank as shown in the picture collects water from the roof of the house during rain. It holds about 4500 litres. The chief occupant of the house told me that it cost them Rs.25,000/- to construct this tank. It supplies drinking water for about a month if there is no rain after the tank gets full.