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UH College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) Publications:

Guidelines on Rainwater Catchment Systems for Hawaii
By Patricia S.H. Macomber (2010)

Welcome to Rainwater Catchment Brochure

Clean Water Starts Before Your Tank Brochure

How to Decontaminate & Maintain Your Catchment System Brochure

Filters for Rainwater Catchment Systems Brochure

First-Flush Diverters Brochure

Ultra-Violet (UV) Light Water Treatment Systems Brochure

How to Build a Floating Intake Device Brochure

Important notice: Users of chemicals such as household bleach for water treatment do so at their own risk. Most of these products are not labeled for use in rainwater catchment systems. Use of a commercial product as a biocide for sanitation purposes is subject to the limitations, restrictions, precautions, and directions given on the product label. 

Disclaimer: The information contained herein and in the associated documents is subject to change or correction. Procedures described should be considered as suggestions only. Neither the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, the UH College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, the UH Sea Grant College Program, the United States Department of Agriculture, the agencies providing funding for printing, nor the author(s) shall be liable for any damage or injury resulting from the use of or reliance on the information contained in these publications or from any omissions to these publications. Mention of a company, trade, or product name or display of a proprietary product does not imply approval or recommendation of the company or product to the exclusion of others that may also be suitable. The views and recommendations contained in these documents are the views and recommendations of the author, not of the Hawai‘i Department of Health, UH College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources or the University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program. Because many variables affect the quality of water generated by a rainwater catchment system, the Hawai‘i Department of Health does not endorse the concept that water of drinking-water quality may be achieved or maintained in all instances through compliance with the recommendations contained in this document.