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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not worth buying, January 23, 2009
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This review is from: Design for Water: Rainwater Harvesting, Stormwater Catchment, and Alternate Water Reuse (Paperback)
I was hoping to learn the details of setting up a rain water harvesting system with not only this book but what I have learned by scanning the internet. This book was of little help. It turns out I knew more from sites I found on the internet (with better photos) than the information gleaned from this book.

The images in this book are of little to no help. They are all black & white (not a bad thing) and printed small and rather poorly. The points of view illustrated in most of the images beg the question - why show this? The lighting of the interior views is poor, also subtracting from their usefulness. The diagrams are very basic and some are printed far too small to be useful. Only the complete neophyte will find use from this information.

I would recommend finding this book at your library first before dropping the money on this one. I only wish my library had the book so I could have saved the money.
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Initial post: Feb 8, 2012 4:33:32 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 8, 2012 4:34:17 PM PST
I disagree, this book is very comprehensive, complete, and well illustrated. It shows every component of a rain harvesting system, and includes many case studies for systems larger than just a single residential unit. The diagrams in particular are very articulate, and filled with information. The photos are also very clear and descriptive. If you can't get a detailed idea of how to put a system together from this book, you can go to the Internet for anecdotal information, and governmen-sponsored tutorials, but this book put it all together for me, at the micro level and the macro level. It even had a very clear photo of a UV and filter Assebly made by PURA that I'm now looking at buying.
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