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The Water-Wise Home : How to Conserve, Capture, and Reuse Water in Your Home and Landscape
by Laura Allen


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Save the earth's most precious resource while also saving yourself money. Laura Allen provides expert strategies for using water smartly and efficiently while fulfilling all of your home and garden needs. Learn how to create a water-wise landscape, reuse greywater, harvest rainwater, and even set up a waterless composting toilet.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Save the earth's most precious resource while also saving yourself money. Laura Allen provides expert strategies for using water smartly and efficiently while fulfilling all of your home and garden needs. Learn how to create a water-wise landscape, reuse greywater, harvest rainwater, and even set up a waterless composting toilet. Offering proven techniques in clear and accessible language, The Water-Wise Home makes it easy to help the environment and lower your household operating costs through conserving water.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781612121697
  • ISBN-10: 1612121691
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing
  • Publish Date: January 2015
  • Page Count: 256
  • Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-12-15
  • Reviewer: Staff

Allen, cofounder of Greywater Action, a collaborative that educates those building sustainable water culture and infrastructure, outlines the U.S. water shortfall, along with techniques for saving and reusing water for the benefits of trees, wildlife, and one’s bank account. The average American family uses 400 gallons of water a day. Homeowners who want to conserve can get their feet wet in the essentials of drought-proofing the home, understanding the failures in current municipal water systems, and installing pipes for house waste as well as rainwater. The author explains how to determine the faults in one’s home water-delivery system before immersing the reader in the less appealing aspects of water conservation (sharing bath water or converting the swimming pool into a harvesting tank). Complete instructions are offered for using rain barrels, tanks, and cisterns, before moving on to more complicated processes, such as installing an indoor gray-water greenhouse with a composting toilet. Awash with information, the beginner may feel a bit intimidated by the prospect of fertilizing with urine by book’s end, but the projects address all skill levels and degrees of commitment. (Feb.)

 
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