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Guidelines on rainwater catchment systems for Hawaii (CTAHR resource management publication)

Patricia S. H Macomber

Guidelines on rainwater catchment systems for Hawaii (CTAHR resource management publication)

by Patricia S. H Macomber

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Published by College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of Hawaii at Manoa .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatUnknown Binding
Number of Pages51
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL12298946M
ISBN 101929325118
ISBN 109781929325115
OCLC/WorldCa50137145

Rainwater Catchment Systems. A buyer wanting to purchase a home with a rainwater catchment system will have difficulty using their VA loan benefits for the property unless it's located in Hawaii. Until recently this water source was not permitted on VA-backed loans. But with a circular from the VA, all that changed for residents of Hawaii. Hawai‘i Rainwater Catchment Systems Association Akolea Road, Hilo, HI e-mail: [email protected] American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA) ARCSA P.O. Box Austin, TX

flexibility of rainwater har vesting systems, and m odern methods of treatment provide excellent reasons to harvest rainwater for domestic use. The scope of this manual is to serve as a primer in the basics of residential and small-scale commercial rainwater harvesting systems design. It is intended to serve as a first step in thinking about. and use of rainwater (Loper ). Rainwater catchment systems on individual homes serving less than 20 individuals are not regulated by the Hawaii State Department of Health. Consequently, it is important for owners and end-users of these systems to understand how to use rainwater catchment systems in a safe and appropriate manner.

Title: Author: Owner Created Date: 8/28/ PM.   Guidelines on Rainwater Catchment Systems for Hawai‘i. Section 6. Firefighting Concerns. It is less common for firefighters to depend on catchment water for .


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Guidelines on rainwater catchment systems for Hawaii (CTAHR resource management publication) by Patricia S. H Macomber Download PDF EPUB FB2

Rainwater Catchment Systems for Hawaii ISBN Patricia S. Macomber n estima to 60, people in Hawaii are depen-dent on rainwater catchment systems for their water needs. Despite the fact that so many people own and use these systems, very little informa-tion has been available about their design and maintenance until File Size: 1MB.

Guidelines on Rainwater Catchment Systems for Hawai`i. Guidelines on Rainwater Catchment Systems for Hawai`i [PDF: KB - ] Prepared by College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of Hawai`i at Manoa.

An estima to 60, people in Hawaii are dependent on rainwater catchment systems for their water needs. Guidelines on Rainwater Catchment Systems for Hawai'i Audio CD – January 1, by Patricia S. Macomber (Author)Author: Patricia S. Macomber. For greater assurance that rainwater catchment water is safe for consumption, DOH recommends that system owners implement the following actions: Follow the recommendations contained in: “Guidelines on Rainwater Catchment System for Hawaii” by the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources.

Guidelines on Rainwater Catchment Systems for Hawaii Many sources of pollution can affect rainwater catchment systems. A few of the contamination problems you need to consider when living on rainwater catchment are illustrated in this drawing.

Few of these problems are insurmountable. With awareness, planning, and go od catchment. Guidelines on Rainwater Catchment Systems for Hawai‘iAcknowledgments, publication data Published by the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) and issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Acts of May 8 and Jin cooperation with the U.S.

Department of Agriculture. You may be surprised to learn that homes all over the world depend on catchment systems and aren’t unique to Hawaii. The report “Guidelines on Rainwater Catchment Systems for Hawaii,” estimates that insomepeople in this state relied on catchment systems.

Re: PDF Guidelines on Rainwater Catchment Systems for Hawaii «Reply #4 on: DecemAM» Some states rather you pay for. rainwater catchment system to a participating analytical laboratory for testing of lead and copper in the water.

AECOS Laboratory, Inc. is the currently approved participating laboratory. Where to Get More Information Download the UH-CTAHR published “Guidelines on Rainwater Catchment Systems for Hawaii” from. Guidelines on Rainwater Catchment Systems for Hawaii.

and it gives an overview of the typical kinds of catchment equipment used in Hawaii. These guidelines are intended as a practical reference on the major concerns and best management practices for proper maintenance of rainwater catchment and storage systems.

52 pages, color cover. Guidelines on Rainwater Catchment Systems for Hawaii, by Patricia S. Macomber. College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of Hawaii at Manoa, An informative guide documenting the use of various tanks and providing a good overview of harvested rainwater quality, treatment and filtration options.

The Island of Hawaii, the largest and most southerly island in the Hawaiian archipelago, is characterized by diverse communities including rural and remote communities not served by municipal communities rely on private or shared wells, water trucked to cisterns, or rainwater catchment for their water needs.

Rainwater catchment is the harvest of falling rain, often shed from. Senate Bill () established the Alternative Water Supply Assistance Fund, providing an income tax credit to those who install rainwater harvesting systems.

The State of Virginia also requires the development of rainwater harvesting guidelines to reduce demands on water supply systems and to promote conservation (Va.

Code § ). The report, “ Guidelines on Rainwater Catchment Systems for Hawaii, ” estimated that insomepeople in this state rely on catchment systems for their basic water needs. Time was, catchment systems were deemed inferior to “piped” public water. One might say the book is really written for the 'aid worker' since it also considers ethnic and gender issues that would be 'obvious' to the future owners of the the systems.

Guidelines on rainwater catchment systems for Hawaii, (CTAHR resource management publication) Patricia S. H Macomber. Guidelines on rainwater catchment systems for Hawai`i University of Hawaii Further advice on maintaining catchment systems is given in this CTAHR document which is also available for PDF download, or to order in hard copy.

Rain Barrel Water Catchment Systems. The Board of Water Supply (BWS) offers workshops throughout the year at the Halawa Xeriscape Garden where attendees learn about rain barrel water catchment as an alternative and effective method for conserving water outdoors for use in a number of activities including watering lawns or indoor and outdoor plants, as well as washing cars and pets.

Rainwater collection, including the use of rain barrels, has become more popular as a supplemental source of water. Inwe issued a rainwater use interpretive policy, which clarifies that you may use water collected from your rooftop without a water right r, there are rules on using rainwater as a potable (drinkable) water source.

Thousands of homes in Hawaii rely on rainwater catchment systems to provide drinking water. VA policies and guidelines have varied over the years regarding catchment systems, which the state’s Department of Health has historically viewed as unsafe for home use.

The VA appraisal guidelines require homes to have a safe and sanitary water source. My husband and I are “on catchment.” We drink and shower with water we catch from the sky. Living on the east side of the Big Island presents an opportunity to consider using rainwater catchment for your water needs.

On Hawaii Island, there are somewhere betw people using catchment systems. Island Catchment, Hawaii water tanks and catchment systems built to create a safe and responsible water supply for residential use.

At Island Catchment Company we believe that a properly designed and maintained Rainwater Catchment System can be a reliable source of .Recommendations for doing this will be presented, as well as guidelines for designing and building roof-catchment cistern systems.

Rainwater cisterns can provide water of adequate quantity and quality if proper steps are taken in the planning and construction stages, and periodic maintenance is performed throughout the life of the cistern. He is also a member of the American Rainwater Catchment Society of America (ARCSA), American Solar Energy Society (ASES), the Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium (GHPC), USGBC, and serves on code committees of the ICC and IAPMO.

He has been published in several publications and writes data book chapters for ASPE.