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Optimize water distribution in gravity systems and partitioned reservoirs

By 6 September 2017July 24th, 2023  

This document describes concrete solutions to:

  • distribute water simply and properly (without valves!) between the differents branches of gravity networks – through distribution boxes;
  • and, in the case of reservoirs supplying several tap stands, how allowing that a breakdown or a lack of maintenance on one of the branch does not affect the entire line  – thanks to compartimented reservoirs.

It gives also some answers on the advantages of free flow, and why it is not a problem of not having taps, that it is not a waste of water.

Note written by Damien Du Portal, head of sector Inter Aide – January 2015
and translated by M. Guy Antoinette