Below ground tanks

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One of the best advantages of underground water tanks is the space conserved by simply installing the water tank in the ground. This provides extra or larger space which may be utilized for other purposes. The underground water tank eliminates exposure to weather conditions but must lie above the water-table level. However, below ground tanks are more expensive to build. The plastic-lined tank and the ferrocement jar tank can be either above ground or below ground.

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Field experiences

These projects may be utilizing below ground tanks and are part of the project listing in Really Simple Reporting (RSR) on Akvo.org.

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RSR Project 644
Rwenzori Integrated School WASH Project
RSR Project 158
Rainwater harvesting for Nicolas School
RSR Project 840
Rainwater harvesting in Guinee Bissau 2


Below ground tank links