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Manuals | February 22, 2007

The Banga Pinoy

A Design and Construction Manual for Wire-Reinforced Ferrocement Jars

This is a step-by-step design and construction manual for wire-reinforced ferrocement jars that can be used for water storage in various types of water supply systems, notably in gravity-fed piped and rainwater catchment systems.

There are many different types and sizes of ferrocement designs. The Banga Pinoy example was developed in the Philippines in the 1990s.


  • Introduction

  • Part A: General Instructions for Constructing a Wire-Reinforced Jar

  • Part B: Constructing a 5,000 Liter Wire-Reinforced Jar

  • Appendix A: Tank Materials Cost Comparison

  • Appendix B: Determining Tank Shape

  • Appendix C: Calculating Horizontal Wire Spacing

  • Appendix D: Sample Designs

  • Appendix E: Drawing Water Directly from the Tank

  • Appendix F: CD-ROM Notes

  • Appendix G: Further Resources