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2.5: Storage

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  • Storage holds water for later use. Later use can be between frequent rains, requiring less storage volume, or in the dry season, requiring more storage volume. Typical storage for built (active) systems includes plastic storage tanks (Figure 2-24), commercial rainwater tanks, 55-gallon drums (Figure 2-25), custom ferrocement (cement or lime, with sand, applied over a metal mesh such as fencing) tanks (Figure 2-26), and Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) (Figure 2-27).

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    Figure 2-28). This water would evacuate if you drilled a small hole in the base of the bottle or if you raised the bottle above the waterline, allowing air in.
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    Figure 2-30).

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