Press Release: Create an Oasis with Greywater 5th Edition
"The best resource on greywater I have found. A must have for anyone designing or installing a greywater system" Harrowsmith Country Life
The New Create an Oasis with Grey Water (book) describes how you can save water and relieve strain on your septic tank (or sewer) by irrigating with reused wash water. Learn how to choose, build and use greywater systems for any need, from simple laundry-only systems for droughts, to greywatered solar greenhouses, to systems that divert greywater permanently and completely from the septic or sewer.
The new fifth edition includes:
- How to choose, build, and use twenty types of systems that work
- 130 photos, many of them new
- 50 pages of new information
- 53 revised figures
- The entire text of our Branched Drain Greywater Systems book (which it now substitutes for)
- Common grey water mistakes and preferred practices
- Greywater sources and irrigation requirements
- System selection chart (PDF)
- Health guidelines
- Plumbing principles
- Preserving soil quality
- Maintenance and troubleshooting
- Adaptations for cold or wet conditions
- Coordination with rainwater harvesting, composting toilets, edible landscaping
- Comprehensive list of suppliers and references (PDF)
Create an Oasis with Greywater is the definitive work on the reuse and treatment of washwater. Ludwig has methodically researched the applicability and real-life performance of every possible greywater system, from the simplest to the most complex. Where existing systems fell short, Ludwig designed new ones which work better. The guide to common greywater mistakes and preferred practices debunks myths and guides the reader safely around pitfalls. The pros and cons of each system are clearly described, complete with known limitations and the degree to which they've proven themselves.
In a field where much of the "information" is unchecked wishful thinking, often repackaged attractively by salespeople, or authoritatively by bureaucrats, Create an Oasis with Greywater and the Builder's Greywater Guide really stand out. In addition to being well-researched and well-produced (Oasis Design books are meticulously published deadline-free, in house), the information is synthesized, edited, distilled, and redistilled so everything is there which could help, and nothing is there which could lead you astray. If you're interested in greywater, you need this book.
The New Create an Oasis with Greywater:
Choosing, Building, and Using Greywater Systems
Includes Branched Drains
Author: Art Ludwig. Oasis Design, September 2015. 8.5x11, 162 pages, 300 figures & photos. ISBN 978-0-9643433-3-7. $22.95.
About the Author
Ecological designer Art Ludwig consults internationally on the design of water, wastewater and solar energy systems, as well as efficient fixtures, and edible landscapes. He has designed four new types of greywater systems, and formulated the first plant and soil biocompatible cleaners. He lives with his family among forty varieties of fruit trees in the mountains behind Santa Barbara, California.
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