Create an Oasis with Greywater Choosing, Building and Using Greywater Systems By Art Ludwig 2006 $20.95 from Oasis Design
Now in its 6th edition: The New Create an Oasis with Greywater. We recommend the 6th edition, as it includes +12 pages, new color photos, and revisions to virtually every plan and page.
This great book, Create an Oasis, 5th Edition, on oasisdesign.net which has 145 pages including 53 diagrams and 130 photos which comprehensively explains how to dramatically reduce your water usage by reusing your rain, laundry, shower, sink and dishwasher water for landscape irrigation instead letting it all go down the drain. It’s a practical, down-to-earth guide absolutely packed with creative ideas for nearly EVERY situation and budget. You’ll find a wealth of efficient, practical, economical, and eco-friendly solutions to using “waste” as an invaluable resource for your very own oasis.
The author, Art Ludwig, tackles the challenges of maintaining a low-impact garden oasis in the American West (where rainfall ranges from sparse to non-existent). Readers who live in similar locations will appreciate the specifics Ludwig addresses. Regardless of where you live, this is the book you need.
The book also discusses grey water sources, requirements for irrigation, plumbing and irrigation issues, which cleaning solutions are compatible, maintaining soil quality, and much more. Even if you don’t want to buy the book their website is a great resource with tons of info on greywater systems. There’s a reason everyone who works in this space refers to this book as The Bible of Greywater.
What do reviewers say?
“Greywater for dummies and greywater encyclopedia in one information goldmine.”
–Dan Chiras, author, The New Ecological Home; The Solar House
“Required reading for those who want to control their own destinies and responsibly steward an increasingly dwindling resource: clean water.”
–Jonathan Todd, President, John Todd Ecological Design