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Title: Appropriate Rainwater Harvesting Storage Capacity for Households: A Case Study of Central Gonja District
Authors: Issaka, Z
Mensah, E.
Agyare, W. A.
Ofori, E.
Keywords: Domestic Rainwater Harvesting (DRH)
household
water supply and demand
Central Gonja District
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: World Rural Observations
Citation: World Rural Observations, 4(4):57-63]
Abstract: Rainwater harvesting capacity is determined primarily by mean annual rainfall and roof catchment area. Household water consumption is influenced by activities of individuals in the household. Tradition and culture may also influence water usage pattern. However, some of these factors vary significantly from one community to the other. There is therefore variation in storage capacity of household tanks. The study looked at the appropriate storage capacity for households in the Central Gonja District in the Northern Region, Ghana. Data was collected on daily household water consumption through a survey using questionnaire in Buipe, Yapei and Mpaha areas of the Central Gonja District. The dry-season water demand vis-a-vis rainwater supply approach was used to determine the capacity of storage tanks required to meet dry season demand. The results showed that the roof sizes of the houses were adequate to supply households with rainwater during the critical period of five months (dry spell).
Description: This article is published in World Rural Observations
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/12171
ISSN: 1944-6543
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