Essential Rainwater Harvesting



Garden & Nature

Rob and Michelle Avis

New Society Publisher

Infos :

8.5 x 11”
160 Pages
95 B&W photos & illustrations
8 Page color section

Language of origin

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 water budget if harvested and utilized with care. he 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 considerations for the most common household rainwater supply scenarios – primary, supplemental and of-grid – 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.

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 and confidently build and maintain rainwater harvesting systems that produce quality water without necessarily the need for end-of-line disinfection or sterilization.

Rob and Michelle Avis

Rob Avis, p.Eng and Michelle Avis, p.Eng own and operate Adaptive Habitat, a leading edge property design irm for resilient homes, acreages, and farms and Verge Permaculture, a globally recognized award-winning education business. hey have over 20 years of combined experience in project management, ecological design, and sustainable technologies, which they share at from their suburban house and yard that they’ve transformed into a model of cold climate urban permaculture in Calgary, Alberta.
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