Friday, September 2, 2011

Gravity Flow Water Systems

Welcome! This website is the culmination of my time designing and building aqueducts in the Peace Corps. I worked in rural Panama. The designs and construction were gravity-fed systems and had no pumps.

This website is meant to be general reference. There are certainly better ways of doing things and your feedback is appreciated. In addition, there may be a design or construction method that is better suited to your area.

The site is divided into three sections: design, construction, and maintenance. There are also other resources out there that I've started to link from the resources section.

A good starting place on gravity-flow water systems is to read this overview.