The book also provides complete instructions for more complex installations, how to deal with freezing, flooding, drought, failing septics, low perk soil, coordinating a team of professionals to get optimum results on high-end projects, and "radical plumbing” that uses 90% less resources.
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
Greywater is from laundry, shower, sink, and dishwater. It may be reused for other purposes, especially landscape irrigation.
Book image: Testing soil percolation rate.
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, and references.
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 Branched Drain Greywater Systems book. Do-it-yourself Branched Drains provide reliable, economical, sanitary, low maintenance distribution of household greywater to downhill plants without filtration, pumping, a surge tank, or electronic controls.
This book is of interest to homeowners, do-it-yourselfers, back-to-the-landers, conservationists, gardeners, developers, builders, plumbers, regulators, policy makers, development workers, and researchers.
If your project is going to involve permitting, inspection, codes, or building a system for someone else, writing or applying codes, or greywater research, you will also want Builder's Grey Water Guide (book)
Grey water systems can save water and reduce pollution. Grey Water Central has a plethora of information on greywater systems.
Author: Art Ludwig. Oasis Design, 2006. 8.5x11, 145 pages, 53 figures, 130 photos.