The New Create an Oasis with Greywater: Choosing, Building, and Using Greywater Systems, Includes Branched Drains

The New Create an Oasis with Greywater Choosing Building and Using Greywater Systems Includes Branched Drains Create an Oasis describes how to quickly and easily choose build and use a simple greywater system Some can be completed in an afternoon for under It also provides complete instructions for compl

  • Title: The New Create an Oasis with Greywater: Choosing, Building, and Using Greywater Systems, Includes Branched Drains
  • Author: Art Ludwig
  • ISBN: 9780964343399
  • Page: 320
  • Format: Paperback
  • Create an Oasis describes how to quickly and easily choose, build, and use a simple greywater system Some can be completed in an afternoon for under 30 It also provides complete instructions for complex installations, how to deal with freezing, flooding, drought, failing septics, low perk soil, non industrialized world conditions, coordinating a team of professionaCreate an Oasis describes how to quickly and easily choose, build, and use a simple greywater system Some can be completed in an afternoon for under 30 It also provides complete instructions for complex installations, how to deal with freezing, flooding, drought, failing septics, low perk soil, non industrialized world conditions, coordinating a team of professionals to get optimum results on high end projects, and radical plumbing that uses 90% less resources.

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    About "Art Ludwig"

    1. Art Ludwig

      Art Ludwig is an ecological systems designer with 35 years full time experience in water, wastewater systems, energy, shelter and human powered transport His specialty is complex, integrated systems of systems Art has studied and worked in 27 different countries, attaining fluency in 5 languages He has consulted for the states of New York, California, and New Mexico on water reuse policy and building codes, and given dozens of lectures and workshops He has developed numerous innovations which have been adopted worldwide, incorporated in building codes, etc all of which he has published into the public domain These include the Laundry to Landscape and Branched Drain greywater systems.He designed his own education in Ecological Systems Design, graduating from UC Berkeley At Berkeley, he developed the first cleaners specifically designed to be biocompatible with plants and soil, and founded a successful business to manufacture and distribute them Art has authored numerous articles as well as the books Water Storage Principles of Ecological Design, and Create an Oasis with Greywater The past several years Art has dedicated approximately a thousand hours a year to public interest research and sustainability policy activism.

    100 thoughts on “The New Create an Oasis with Greywater: Choosing, Building, and Using Greywater Systems, Includes Branched Drains”

    1. All in all, the book has a lot of information and is a great start for any greywater project. Wish there were more details in the book, though specifically on plumbing part. Still with a help from a greywater certified installer, we purchased the right parts (mainly a 3 valve switch) and have the plumbing ready for bath/shower water to go to a constructed wetland (yet to be constructed). This will get you most of the way there and at least you will know what questions to ask.


    2. As is obvious from the title, this is a somewhat technical book that is of interest mainly to people who are want to set up residential greywater systems. I have a short series on my house blog about residential greywater (setsuzokuya/searc), so here I'll just say that this book is full of solid information. A must read for anyone who wants to take advantage of the large amount of fairly easy to process greywater produced in their home.



    3. Greywater is a sort of Chimera, a created idea about what is water has "been used before" and what is clean. All water has been used before. That's the point of the hydrologic cycle. Greywater just gets used again by the person who used it last. It's been slightly downcycled, by contaminants such as food waste, soap, or even urine. Feces officially makes blackwater. It is necessary to avoid using this without a great deal of processing. Greywater makes so much sense because in traditional plumbi [...]


    4. This is perhaps the best (only?) greywater "manual" out there currently there were a few "ah ha!" moments for me, and some great suggestions and how-to contained in the book. As a person who has basically zero construction and plumbing knowledge or experience, I still felt like there were some parts that I just didn't really grasp that were a little over my head. BUT, this is a reference that I'm sure I'll be checking out of the library again, and/or buying, as I continue to plan out how to actu [...]


    5. Wonderful book. Very practical guidance on how to approach the building of grey water systems, helpful information to understand the pros and cons of each strategy and enough detail to feel like I could tackle some projects when the time is ripe. I particularly loved the simplicity and practicality of his "radical plumbing" approach but sadly I doubt it's possible with local regulations.


    6. Wow, I had no idea there were So Many graywater options, and how wide the spectrum is, from totally simple mulched basins to elaborate wetlands. Easy to get the gist, and I'll have to reread it again when I'm more familiar with more plumbing tools and techniques.


    7. Create an Oasis with Greywater combines all of the benefits of self-published books with very few of the flaws. I highly recommend it for anyone wanting to use water from their sink or bathtub to irrigate the garden.



    8. Someday this book will come in handy. Ludwig doesn't mince words about bad ideas in greywater. He also tells you how to put the good ideas in place.




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