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Hi all,

as we all know Water is the most important part
of a permaculture design, however i feel that
this topic is underrepresented in permaculture literature.

I am looking for a good book on water, with an emphasis on
natural materials and ecologial techniques.
Everthing about retention,sealing ponds, creating and
maintaining springs and purifying "dirty" water.

I have read yeomans "water for every farm", and just found
out about "Earth Ponds" by Tim Matson, which is probably my next read,
altough it seems too focused on the pond aspect, while
i am really intersted in the purification aspect.

Can you point to something else?
 
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Hi R, welcome to Permies!

The best book that I can come up with is Water for Any Farm by Mark Shepard found here: https://www.acresusa.com/products/water-for-any-farm

I hope this is the sort of book you're looking for and helps you out.

 
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Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands Volume 2 by Brad Lancaster is my favorite.  https://www.harvestingrainwater.com/
 
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Hi,
thank you for your replies.
Can you please point out which book is better for designing for drinking water quality?
 
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Drinking water quality would be well for me, after that would be rainwater catchment and tank.

I would look at some of the guidelines for septic-greywater systems for inspiration: settling, aeration/out compete with good bacteria, then sand+microbes.

For me personally it would involve: sand+microbes, fungi+mulch, and sand again. Then ceramic filter for drinking and showers but not for laundry, baths, general cleaning, or dish-washing.
 
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Here's an oldie but a goodie -

https://smile.amazon.com/Waterworks-Owner-Builder-Guide-Rural-Systems/dp/0385175590/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Michael+Hackleman&qid=1582582163&s=books&sr=1-2

Lots of very useful charts regarding pipe sizing and alternative methods for pumping storage and pressuring lines.
 
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I could only find those books on paper, not as e-book.
Are they only available on paper?
 
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Bill Mollison's  "Permaculture - A Designer's Manual"  has a section on water.

I have a paper copy and have downloaded it.
 
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