Essential Rainwater Harvesting Book

$26.00 CAD $39.99 CAD

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Essential Rainwater Harvesting

A guide to home-scale system design

Water is a crucial resource increasingly under stress. Yet rainfall, even in arid climates, can make up a sizable portion of any home, acreage, or farm’s water requirements if harvested and utilized with care. The key is high-quality site-specific design and sensible maintenance.

Essential Rainwater Harvesting is a comprehensive manual for designing, building, and maintaining water harvesting systems for the warm and cold climates of the world.

Presenting design considerations and approaches for the most common household rainwater supply scenarios – primary, supplemental, and off-grid supply – this step-by-step approach covers:

  • Planning for full-property water security
  • Guidance on navigating regulatory requirements
  • Templates for building your own spreadsheet-based calculation tool
  • Site-specific planning and spatial layout
  • Materials and component design and selection
  • System maintenance and upkeep.
  • Accurate, precise, and detailed…buy one for yourself and it will be useful for all future generations.

    Geoff Lawton
    Geoff Lawton Permaculture consultant, designer and teacher
  • 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
    Rob Hopkins Transition Network
  • A science-based approach that should help get your system set up and educate policymakers with the most recent research.

    Dave Boehnlein
    Dave Boehnlein Author Practical Permaculture: for Home Landscapes, Your Community, and the Whole Earth
  • A crucial reference for design work. Accessible and quick to reference yet as thorough as one could ever need on the subject.

    Ben Falk
    Ben Falk Author, The Resilient Farm & Homestead
  • Unique, with all the tools being provided for the calculations and explained clearly as well as fantastic advice on best location, materials selection, and plumbing connections.

    Rod Wiese
    Rod Wiese Managing Director & Principal Engineer of Storm Consulting
  • With it's most up to date information and clarity of presentation, this book can help anyone become an effective water designer. Homeowners, professionals, and activists will all find it an essential companion to assist them as they begin to catch volumes of unappreciated water, and convert it instead into endless abundance.

    Mark Lakeman Founder of communitecture, and the City Repair Project 

Incorporating the latest independent research, this practical resource provides DIYers, trades, and rainwater practitioners with the essential tools, methods, and technical know-how to design, confidently build, and maintain rainwater harvesting systems that produce quality water without necessarily needing end-of-line disinfection or sterilization.

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