Guidelines on Rainwater Catchment Systems for Hawai‘i
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Published by the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) and issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Acts of May 8 andJune 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Andrew G. Hashimoto, Director/Dean, Cooperative Extension Service/CTAHR, Universityof Hawai
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The author wishes especially to thank Melvin Hamano,Hawai‘i Department of Health, Safe Drinking WaterBranch, for providing valuable insights and perspectivesas well as continued support throughout the years.Mahalo to the many rainwater catchment systemusers who answered survey questions and allowed theirsystems to be photographed, as well as to the commercialvendors who provided insight and photo releases, includ-ing Robert Jordan; Peter Epperson, Pacic Gunite; VerneWood, Water Works; Mike Greenslaw, Paradise Pools;Lina Reed, Hawaii Catchment Company; the managersof Chem-Tainer, and many others. Thanks to Kirk John-son for the illustrations on page 8. Thanks also go to theCTAHR publication staff, Dale Evans and Miles Hakoda;to Carl Evensen from CTAHR’s Department of NaturalResources and Environmental Management and to thegreat staff at the Hawai‘i Department of Health–SafeDrinking Water Branch including Chief Stuart Yamada.Funding for printing this document and to supportCTAHR’s efforts in maintaining a rainwater catch-ment system outreach program has been provided bythe Hawai‘i Department of Health* and the County of Hawai‘i. Thanks go to these ofces for their nancialsupport and efforts to enhance the quality of life inHawai‘i’s communities.
The views and recommendations con-tained in this document are the views and recommen-dations of the author, not of the Hawai
i Departmentof Health. Because many variables affect the qualityof water generated by a rainwater catchment system,the Hawai
i Department of Health does not endorse theconcept that water of drinking-water quality may beachieved or maintained in all instances through com-pliance with the recommendations contained in thisdocument.
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The information contained herein is subject to change orcorrection. Procedures described should be consideredas suggestions only. To the knowledge of the author, theinformation given is accurate as of January 2010. Neitherthe University of Hawai
i at Mānoa, the UH College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, the UnitedStates Department of Agriculture, the agencies providingfunding for printing, nor the author shall be liable for anydamage or injury resulting from the use of or relianceon the information contained in this publication or fromany omissions to this publication. Mention of a com-pany, trade, or product name or display of a proprietaryproduct does not imply approval or recommendation of the company or product to the exclusion of others thatmay also be suitable.This information may be updated in more recentpublications posted on the CTAHR website, www. ctahr.hawaii.edu. For information on obtaining additional cop-ies of this book, contact Trisha Macomber, KomohanaAgricultural Complex, 875 Komohana Street, Hilo, HI96720; phone (808) 981-5199; fax (808) 981-5211; e-mail email@example.com.
Users of chemicals such as household bleach for watertreatment do so at their own risk. Most of these productsare not labeled for use in rainwater catchment systems.Use of a commercial product as a biocide for sanita-tion purposes is subject to the limitations, restrictions,precautions, and directions given on the product label.
Guidelines on Rainwater Catchment Systems for Hawai
Patricia S. H. MacomberRevised edition, ©2010
College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources,
University of Hawai
i at MānoaCTAHR Resource Management publication no. RM-12ISBN 1-929325-23-1