Rainwater Harvesting Made Easy (Paperback)

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Rainwater Harvesting Made Easy (Paperback)


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Design and implement the rainwater harvesting system that is perfect for you.

Did you know that in the United States alone, an estimated 345 billion gallons of water are used daily? This correlates to each American using about 80 to 100 gallons of water every single day.

This shouldn't be surprising - we live in a world of consumerism, and unfortunately, this even correlates to how we use natural resources like electricity and water.

And in today's economy, prices of everything are rising. But what are you supposed to do when your water bill keeps getting bigger and bigger? It's not like you can just go without water.

In that same spirit of buy, buy, sell, sell, we buy bottled water from companies that are filled with chemicals. These plastic bottles are then dumped into our landfills and our oceans, doing nobody any good.

But if these are the concerns, what is the answer, you ask? Rainwater harvesting (RWH).

Rainwater harvesting has roots on every continent, being traced back to people like the Ancient Romans and Mesopotamians, and even Native Americans. Without this ancient technique, many of these groups wouldn't have been able to survive in the regions they lived in.

There are many regions around the world now, even, that would not survive without harvesting rainwater.

Take the Shivali village in India as an example, where children had to bring water with them to school. But now that they have begun harvesting rainwater in their schools, kids are able to stop worrying about having access to water and focus on what really matters: learning and socializing.

If these villages can utilize rainwater harvesting to sustain them, you can surely implement a smaller-scale system for your home following the steps outlined in this guide.

In this book, you will discover:

  • A detailed look into the origins of rainwater harvesting and why experts say it hasn't yet reached its peak
  • The different uses for harvested rainwater that go beyond simply watering your garden (though that is a great use by itself )
  • Stories of RWH from around the world to get you excited and inspired
  • The 8 principles of rainwater harvesting and how they align with other sustainability practices
  • A look at earthworks and landforms and how to use them in your rainwater harvesting
  • The legalities of RWH so you don't break any laws in this new journey
  • How to troubleshoot common RWH issues so you don't give up before you've really even begun
  • Everything you need to know about maintaining your RWH system, including a maintenance schedule
  • How to purify your water to keep it safe for every member of your family
  • Step-by-step guides on how to install multiple types of RWH systems so you can choose the perfect one for your needs

And much more.

Say goodbye to water woes once and for all. Whether you live on a homestead or in an urban setting, you can begin living a more sustainable life and rely less on outside sources of water starting with the next rainfall.

So, what are you waiting for?

Product Details ISBN: 9798987871829
Publisher: Perennial Publishing
Publication Date: November 2nd, 2022
Pages: 152
Language: English