This is the only book for householders covering the new UK regulations on private water supplies. Several case studies are used to illustrate solutions to real-life water supply problems. For anyone setting up a complete water system from scratch, Choosing Ecological Water Supply and Treatment is the definitive guide to managing your H2O. Covering all the potential sources of water, this book shows you how to find, connect, maintain, treat and store water, making it safe to drink in the most environmentally sound way possible. Whether you have a mains supply or a private one, whether you want to understand it better or supplement it from another source, this book is full of invaluable advice on how to get it done. Suited to homeowners and professionals alike, Regulations applying to water supplies in the UK are demystified and case studies are used to illustrate clear solutions to real-life water supply problems. It is essential in our changing climate that every household adopts water saving measures. With Choosing Ecological Water Supply and Treatment you can calculate your demand, reduce your water consumption, find out if rainwater harvesting is for you and learn how best to reuse water in the garden. This is a fully revised new edition of CAT's previous publication The Water Book.
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Judith Thornton is a post doctoral research fellow at the University of Leeds. Her research is in the area of water accounting and footprinting, water efficiency and water resilience. Judith has worked with the Centre for Alternative Technology since 1999, including as a Senior Lecturer within the Graduate School of the Environment, and as Head of Biology. She has installed a variety of water and sewage systems, including reed beds, compost toilets and private water supplies.Review:
Said about the previous edition: "Very clearly this publication is based on level-headed knowledge and experience. The strengths of the book are its clear presentation of useful data and illustrations, many of interest to a general reader." Consumer Sciences Today
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