Country and Cottage Water Systems
A Complete Out-of-the-city Guide to On-site Water and Sewage Systems, Including Pumps, Plumbing, Water Purification and Alternative Toilets
ISBN10: 0969692277 ISBN13: 9780969692270 Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd Published: Sep 9 2010 Pages: 181 Weight: 2.30lbs. Height: 11.50" Width: 9.50" Depth: 1.25" Language: English
This indispensable guide will save those who live or spend their leisure time in rural areas time, money and headaches. Packed with solid, easy-to-understand advice -- and clear, detailed illustrations -- Country and Cottage Water Systems takes the mystery out of rural water systems and their components. Whether planning a new system or updating, expanding or fixing an existing one, the ideas, the know-how and the solutions are all here. The book includes tips for do-it-yourselfers, and guidance for those hiring a professional, on a variety of topics, including: - Methods for testing water - Making water safe to drink - Choosing the right pump - Dealing with environmental issues and legal concerns - Planning a system's connections - Types of wells and how to dig a new one or revitalize an old one - Understanding and installing waste systems - Troubleshooting septic systems - How to reduce a septic system's footprint - The pros and cons of alternative toilets - How to build an outhouse - Getting rid of gray water - How to keep pipes from freezing in winter - How to winterize a seasonal water system for easy spring start-up From getting water in to getting waste out, Country and Cottage Water Systems helps ensure clean, safe water for country and cottage dwellers, as well as hassle-free and environmentally responsible waste disposal.