Authors Rob & Michelle Avis recorded this session live on YouTube, with special guest, Australian rainwater harvesting expert and researcher, Dr. Peter J Coombes. In it they discuss the latest independent research on rainwater harvesting system design and answer the question: Is Rainwater Safe? They also discuss things like:
* How Peter has set up his own household potable water system, from roof to tap.
* Concerns about Legionnaires and biofilm control
* Why Peter and the Australian Health Authority don't recommend that household rainwater users bother with comprehensive ongoing water-quality testing
* and much more...
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The Essential Rainwater Harvesting book and The Essential Rainwater Harvesting Spreadsheet Tool can be previewed or purchased at: https://essentialrwh.com
The Essential Rainwater Harvesting Toolkit, is a FREE online companion to the book. This digital library is an ever-expanding treasure-trove for rainwater harvesters and practitioners. Subscribe here: https://essentialrwh.com
(The table summarizing good design & sensible maintenance that is mentioned in this video is included in the Toolkit).
Learn more about Dr. Peter J Coombes and his work: https://urbanwatercyclesolutions.co...
"This book is essential for anyone intending to live a healthy sustainable lifestyle. Rob and Michelle Avis are brilliant permaculture designers of the highest caliber worldwide. Their work is always accurate, precise, and detailed, and this book is exactly that. It will probably be in print for the next century. Buy one for yourself and it will be useful for all future generations."
— Geoff Lawton, Permaculture consultant, designer and teacher,
"This is going on my shelf as a crucial reference for design work. Accessible and quick to reference, yet as thorough as one could ever need on the subject. A fantastic design tool."
— Ben Falk, author, The Resilient Farm and Homestead
"With growing populations, fast-depleting aquifers, and climatic instability, the information in Essential Rainwater Harvesting will only get more valuable as we move into the future. The science-based approach that Rob and Michelle Avis take should help not only to get your system set up, but also educate policymakers with the most recent research."
— Dave Boehnlein, author, Practical Permaculture, and Principal, Terra Phoenix Design
"As the world warms, and water supply becomes more and more insecure in many parts of the world, knowing how to safely capture and store water is fast becoming a key skill for anyone wanting to make their lives more resilient. This fine tome tells you everything you need to know in an accessible and inspiring way. Go to it! Become a rainwater harvester! Embrace your downpipes and filtration systems! And all the while with this brilliant book stuffed into your back pocket."
— Rob Hopkins, founder, the Transition movement, transitionnetwork.org