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

Volume 35, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0257-1978
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  • Source : IMIESA, Volume 35, Issue 7, Jul 2010, p. 72
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)



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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