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[[The Rainbow Hostel]] is located close to Golfito, Costa Rica. This forming community intends to serve as a learning center for social sustainability.  A gravity fed, rainwater catchment system supplies all of the water for the main house which includes sinks, showers and toilets.  
 
[[The Rainbow Hostel]] is located close to Golfito, Costa Rica. This forming community intends to serve as a learning center for social sustainability.  A gravity fed, rainwater catchment system supplies all of the water for the main house which includes sinks, showers and toilets.  
  
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== Lower system==
 
== Lower system==
 
Rain water is collected from roof of the main house with gutters (Fig 1). The water passes through screen to filter out debris (Fig 2). Water then flows to 3 tanks and then is gravity fed to the downstairs of main house and bathrooms.
 
Rain water is collected from roof of the main house with gutters (Fig 1). The water passes through screen to filter out debris (Fig 2). Water then flows to 3 tanks and then is gravity fed to the downstairs of main house and bathrooms.
  
 
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File:Rainbow Panoramic panels.jpg |Fig 1: Water collected from roof
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File:Rainbow Panoramic panels.jpg|Fig 1: Water collected from roof
 
File:Rainbow screen.jpg|Fig 2: The screen to filter out debris
 
File:Rainbow screen.jpg|Fig 2: The screen to filter out debris
 
File:Rainbow Bottom tanks.jpg|Fig 3: 3 tanks gravity feed downstairs
 
File:Rainbow Bottom tanks.jpg|Fig 3: 3 tanks gravity feed downstairs
 
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==Upper System==
 
==Upper System==
 
 
Water from the upper system (Fig 1) goes from a small roof (Fig 2) and through a concrete tank filled with sand (Fig 3). The water is filtered through the sand and is stored in an upper tank (Fig 4). This water gravity feeds the upstairs of house.
 
Water from the upper system (Fig 1) goes from a small roof (Fig 2) and through a concrete tank filled with sand (Fig 3). The water is filtered through the sand and is stored in an upper tank (Fig 4). This water gravity feeds the upstairs of house.
  
 
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File:Rainbow tank cncrete.jpg|Fig 1: Small upper structure
 
File:Rainbow tank cncrete.jpg|Fig 1: Small upper structure
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File:Rainbow upper tank.jpg|Fig 4: Sand filtered water stored in upper tank  
 
File:Rainbow upper tank.jpg|Fig 4: Sand filtered water stored in upper tank  
 
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[[Category:Costa_Rica]] [[Category:Rainwater]]
 
[[Category:Costa_Rica]] [[Category:Rainwater]]

Latest revision as of 20:03, 7 September 2010

The Rainbow Hostel is located close to Golfito, Costa Rica. This forming community intends to serve as a learning center for social sustainability. A gravity fed, rainwater catchment system supplies all of the water for the main house which includes sinks, showers and toilets.

Rainbow 4 Black Tanks

Lower system[edit]

Rain water is collected from roof of the main house with gutters (Fig 1). The water passes through screen to filter out debris (Fig 2). Water then flows to 3 tanks and then is gravity fed to the downstairs of main house and bathrooms.

Upper System[edit]

Water from the upper system (Fig 1) goes from a small roof (Fig 2) and through a concrete tank filled with sand (Fig 3). The water is filtered through the sand and is stored in an upper tank (Fig 4). This water gravity feeds the upstairs of house.