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<Sourcebook of Alternative Technologies for Freshwater Augumentation in Africa>

3.1 FRESHWATER AUGMENTATION TECHNOLOGIES

Industries traditionally rely on municipal water supply systems for water used in their operations. In a number of African countries, municipal supplies are unreliable in terms of both quantity and quality of water delivered, and are often costly. The current trend in industry, therefore, is for companies to develop their own water supply system. These systems are frequently based upon water harvesting from either surface or ground water sources. The amount of water harvested is entirely dependent on the need, the amount available, and ability to harvest the water, which is dependent on the type of technology used. Water is harvested in all its forms for industrial use notably as rainwater, groundwater, and surface water.

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