Water in glass
Rainwater harvesting with Sustainable technology:
A look at the design, construction and operation of a small scale slow sand water filter. (Building a small slow sand water filter for individual use)
 Introduction 

 Water Test Results 

 Water color improvement 
 Slow sand filter FAQ 

 Literature Cited 

 Contact the author 

> Terms of use / copyright information 


External links:

 Slow Sand filter Blog

 Roof water harvesting summary 

 More info on rainwater harvesting and filter construction 

 Biosand filter info and sustainability focus 


  First posting 2008-09-17

  Page Updated 2012-09-01

  Website Updated 2015-10-18



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