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5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Resource, September 29, 2007
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This review is from: Design for Water: Rainwater Harvesting, Stormwater Catchment, and Alternate Water Reuse (Paperback)
I am recomming this book to my customers who are considering rainwater collection. The book contains detailed explanation of collecting rainwater as well as conveyance and storage. The only downside, from my perspective, is that the purification section is deficient. Rainwater today can contain mercury and pesticides in addition to particulate it collects as it falls. I felt this aspect of the discussion was misleading in its brevity. But if you are looking for a book that provides an array of examples for collection and storage of rainwater, this book is an excellent resource to use in planning your system.
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Initial post: Aug 31, 2011 7:16:11 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 31, 2011 7:20:25 PM PDT
Eileen. Snow says:
Thank you, Mr. McMahon, for noting that rainwater today can contain mercury and pesticides as well as particulates. I recall a study out of Spain a decade ago, that found their rainwater was so contaminated with pesticides that it would flunk the drinking water standards for that country.

Standards in the USA are weaker, and we likely use more petrochemical pesticides, including weed killers than most other countries in the world especially now with genetically modified organisms in seeds that make the seeds drink herbicides. This is something that most people don't know, or even think about.

I appreciate your review of this book.
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