Create an Oasis with Greywater: Choosing, Building, and Using Greywater Systems, Includes Branched Drains

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9780964343399: Create an Oasis with Greywater: Choosing, Building, and Using Greywater Systems, Includes Branched Drains

Create an Oasis describes how to quickly and easily choose, build, and use a simple greywater system. Some can be completed in an afternoon for under $30.

It also provides complete instructions for more complex installations, how to deal with freezing, flooding, drought, failing septics, low perk soil, non-industrialized world conditions, coordinating a team of professionals to get optimum results on high-end projects, and "radical plumbing" that uses 90% less resources.

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From the Publisher:

Greywater is laundry, shower, sink, and dishwater. It may be reused for other purposes, especially landscape irrigation.

Create an Oasis with Greywater thoroughly covers all greywater basics. It will benefit everyone who is using or contemplating the use of greywater. This 5th edition of the world's best-selling greywater book includes 50 pages of new text, photos, and figures, as well as the entire text of our (former) Branched Drain Greywater Systems book.

Create an Oasis shows you how to:

* Save freshwater by irrigating with household washwater

* Relieve strain on your septic tank

* Purify wastewater better without energy or chemicals.

Other topics include:

* Why to use or not use grey water

* Health guidelines

* Grey water sources

* Irrigation requirements

* Twenty system examples and selection chart

* Biocompatible cleaners

* Grey water plumbing principles and components

* Maintenance and troubleshooting

* Freezing

* Rain

* Preserving soil quality

* Storing rainwater

* Compendium of common grey water errors and preferred practices

* Suppliers

* References.

From the Author:

Most of the world's aquifers are being pumped faster than replenished, and all reservoirs are slowly diminishing in capacity as they fill with sediment. At the same time, natural surface waters and groundwaters are being degraded by the wastewater continually dumped into them. Greywater reuse enables you personally to do more with the same amount of water and to increase your water security. At the same time, your greywater reuse reduces the problems of supply and pollution for everyone.

Any greywater system will realize some benefits, but obtaining all the potential benefits is trickier than it seems. Many pitfalls await the unwary. In the average installation, this book will pay for itself many times over in savings on construction, maintenance, and errors avoided.

This book offers underlying design principles as well as design specifics. If you run into a situation not specifically covered, there's a good chance you'll be able to use these general principles to figure it out yourself.

Most of the information otherwise available on greywater comes from vendors. Oasis Design doesn't sell greywater systems, so you don't have to worry that we're steering you toward stuff you don't need. Rather, we make our living by providing information to help people have a higher quality of life with lower environmental impact.

Wishing you the best of luck with your projects,

Art Ludwig

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