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Sounds to me like a modern version of the standard cistern or a small scale hafir. I do not see the point of aeration. Provided it is really well protected, and facilities for drawing the water designed so that there is no puddling around or possibility of back flow into the pond, you may get away with washing it with a chlorine solution when dry.

Of course, protection measures apply equally to getting the water into the cistern. If additional treatment needed: filtering +/ boiling water would be too difficult/expensive. I came across reference to a tree with flowers/seeds used in Sudan to precipitate sediment - at the same time removing some bacteria.. http://miracletrees.org/moringa_water_purification.html

Harriet Nash

Sounds to me like a modern version of the standard cistern or a small scale hafir. I do not see the point of aeration. Provided it is really well protected, and facilities for drawing the water designed so that there is no puddling around or possibility of back flow into the pond, you may get away with washing it with a chlorine solution when dry.

Of course, protection measures apply equally to getting the water into the cistern. If additional treatment needed: filtering +/ boiling water would be too difficult/expensive. I came across reference to a tree with flowers/seeds used in Sudan to precipitate sediment - at the same time removing some bacteria..

http://miracletrees.org/moringa_water_purification.html

Harriet Nash

Sounds to me like a modern version of the standard cistern or a small scale hafir. I do not see the point of aeration. Provided it is really well protected, and facilities for drawing the water designed so that there is no puddling around or possibility of back flow into the pond, you may get away with washing it with a chlorine solution when dry.

Of course, protection measures apply equally to getting the water into the cistern. If additional treatment needed: filtering +/ boiling water would be too difficult/expensive. I came across reference to a tree with flowers/seeds used in Sudan to precipitate sediment - at the same time removing some bacteria..

http://miracletrees.org/moringa_water_purification.html

Harriet Nash

Sounds to me like a modern version of the standard cistern or a small scale hafir. I do not see the point of aeration. Provided it is really well protected, and facilities for drawing the water designed so that there is no puddling around or possibility of back flow into the pond, you may get away with washing it with a chlorine solution when dry.

Of course, protection measures apply equally to getting the water into the cistern. If additional treatment needed: filtering +/ boiling water would be too difficult/expensive. I came across reference to a tree with flowers/seeds used in Sudan to precipitate sediment - at the same time removing some bacteria..

http://miracletrees.org/moringa_water_purification.htmlarticle

Harriet Nash

Sounds to me like a modern version of the standard cistern or a small scale hafir. I do not see the point of aeration. Provided it is really well protected, and facilities for drawing the water designed so that there is no puddling around or possibility of back flow into the pond, you may get away with washing it with a chlorine solution when dry.

Of course, protection measures apply equally to getting the water into the cistern. If additional treatment needed: filtering +/ boiling water would be too difficult/expensive. I came across reference to a tree with flowers/seeds used in Sudan to precipitate sediment - at the same time removing some bacteria..

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