n IMIESA - Excavated reservoirs - not the way to go : pipes, pumps and valves

Volume 35, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0257-1978



The use of excavated reservoirs for water storage is both uneconomic and wasteful in the South African context, and should be carefully questioned in light of the scarcity of fresh water as a natural resource. This is the opinion of Wayne Thompson, managing director of Rainbow Reservoirs, who notes that the excavated reservoir continues to be the design of choice for many construction companies and farmers.

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