Thursday, June 04, 2009

Water Harvest

In the crater of Kenya's Mt. Suswa, locals have developed a simple yet effective way to harvest water during the drought seasons. Taking advantage of the steam vents around the area, they have set up contraptions which condense the steam in long plastic pipes. A large metal drum collects the water. The locals claim that these numerous ingenious contraptions produce about 30lt of water per hour, providing for a community of several hundred people and their cattle.
Source: AfriGadget