Rain Water Harvesting as a method of utilizing rain water for domestic and agricultural use is already widely used throughout the world. It is a method which has been used since ancient times and is increasingly being accepted as a practical method of providing potable water in development projects throughout the world. It has wide application also in urban and peri-urban areas where the reliability and quality of piped water is increasingly being questioned. Despite these facts the percentage of households using rain water harvesting in Zimbabwe both in urban and rural areas is remarkably low.

Low Cost Gutter Technique
This Chapter describes the method of making and using a simple gutter for use on corrugated roofing materials which can be made by the individual householder and should provide years of satisfactory service.

A Novel Rainwater Collector
This chapter describes how to make a simple free standing rainwater collector.

Making a ferrocement jar
This Chapter describes how to make a one cubic metre ferrocement jar for holding rainwater.

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