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From: Traditional medicines – Footsteps 48

A discussion about how to use traditional medicines safely and effectively

Information in Footsteps has helped people build ferro-cement tanks for rainwater. However, many people need to know how they can avoid mosquitoes breeding in these tanks. Here are some practical steps I have developed to make a dome shaped cover…

If a small opening is required in the lid, first place a basin or tin between the wires before applying the mortar. Make a cover using mosquito netting or a tight fitting basin.

You can also use this method to make a flat cover – simply make the cover on flat ground. However, a dome shaped cover is stronger.

Dickson Tenywa, The Rain Harvesters Technicians, PO Box 15131, Kibuye, Uganda.

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