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Create an Oasis with Greywater by Art Ludwig (6th Edition)

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From the Oasis Designs Website -

Create an Oasis shows you how to:
Save freshwater by irrigating with washwater
Relieve strain on your septic tank
Purify wastewater without energy or chemicals
Increase your water security
Make your home more resilient to drought, flood, and climate change
Other topics include: why to use or not use grey water, health guidelines, grey water sources, irrigation requirements, seventeen system examples and selection chart, biocompatible cleaners, grey water plumbing principles and components, maintenance and troubleshooting, freezing, rain, preserving soil quality, storing rainwater, compendium of common grey water errors and preferred practices, suppliers, and references.
This 6th edition of the world’s best-selling greywater book includes extensive revisions to every page, a dozen pages of new text, dozens of new photos and figures, as well as complete information on the Laundry to Landscape system (from the originator of this design). Do-it-yourself Laundry to Landscape is the simplest, least expensive, lowest-effort way to get the most greywater onto the home landscape.
This book is of interest to homeowners, do-it-yourselfers, back-to-the-landers, conservationists, gardeners, developers, builders, plumbers, regulators, policy makers, development workers, and researchers.

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Thank you for posting this. Just want to mention that each purchase from our web site supports three times as much of our work as a purchase from Amazon. We also sell hard to find valves and flow splitters, and offer 40% of on purchases of six or more copies of any title.

The past five years we spent most of our time developing public interest designs and publishing them into the public domain (so they can never be patented) as well as sustainability policy activism.

A sample design is the laundry to landscape greywater system, which may be the most popular new greywater system in the US, with over two dozen jurisdictions offering rebates on them, and numerous installers basing small businesses on installing them.
Policy activism example: we got laundry only greywater systems exempted from permitting in California. This year we're working on getting shower systems exemptedUnified Policy for Permit Exempt Graywater Systems Under the California Plumbing Code, among many other projects...


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Hello Art,

Great to have you on the forum. I am facinated by your work and wanted to get my hands of your books for a long time. However I live in Bulgaria and books like this will probably arrive in the bookstores here arround it's 20th eddition... Shipping costs from abroad increase book value significantly and in general I avoid paper books for number of reasons. Do you have plans to issue an e-book version of your books? That would make them much more accessible to the readers outside US. Thanks for your consideration and keep the great work!

Art Ludwig
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Sorry no ebook plans for Create an Oasis...am thinking of doing an ebook version of the builder's guide...though that wouldn't apply so directly to your situation.
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