This book includes:
General principles to help you design, construct, and use any water system
A look at common mistakes and how to avoid them
How the different kinds of storage can serve youtanks, groundwater, and ponds
How to determine the optimum amount of storage for your needs
How to determine the best shape and material for your storage
How to manage aquifers sustainably for inexpensive storage of water in the ground
Plumbing details for inlets, outlets, drains, overflows, access, etc. storage accessories and gadgets such as automatic shut-off valves, remote Level indicators, ozonators, and filters
How to build your own high-quality tank from ferrocement
Original design innovationspublished here for the first timeto improve the quality of stored water, increase water security, make maintenance easier, and reduce environmental impacts
Real-life examples of storage designs for a wide range of contexts
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.
Installed water storage typically costs fifty cents to three dollars or more a gallon ($60-200/m3). If you've got this book in your hands, you're probably on the verge of making decisions about hundreds or thousands of dollars worth of storage. On an average water system, this book could pay for itself a hundred times over in savings on construction and maintenance.
Most of the information otherwise available on water storage comes from vendors. Oasis Design doesn't sell water storage hardware, so you don't have to worry about being steered towards stuff you don't need. Rather, we make our living by providing information to help people have a higher quality of life with lower impact.
Good general guide and introduction covering a wide range of options for water storage. A little thin on details in some areas, and I personally would appreciate more diagrams, but... Read morePublished 11 days ago by A. Ford
excellent book with good instructions as well as some history and explaination about what and why to build a tank with ferrocementPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
You will want this very detailed and instructional book. How to build, ciollect and drink potable water for any future emergency. A must readPublished 3 months ago by funkylama
This book covers exactly what it says - Water storage, all the mechanics and specifics of it, many things most people wouldn't think of without some sort of experienced guide. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is mostly focused on big projects, not home-size ones. I am passing it on to someone who does more construction.Published 5 months ago by Susan Winter
I live in a small town just north of Santa Barbara (the authors' address) and purchased this and the greywater book to assist my fellow citizens in preparing for drought--which is... Read morePublished 5 months ago by William L. Seavey
said to be one of the best books written on the subject and more important everyday.Photos,illustrations through out,with safety in mind.Published 5 months ago by Mel