Country & Cottage Water Systems

Country & Cottage Water Systems

A Complete Out-of-the-city Guide to On-site Water & Sewage Systems Including Pumps, Plumbing, Water Purification & Alternative Toilets

Book - 2010
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Packed with solid, easy-to-understand advice and clear, detailed illustrations, this book takes the mystery out of rural water systems and their components. Whether planning a new system or updating, expanding or fixing an existing one, the ideas and solutions are all here. The book includes tips for do-it-yourselfers, and guidance for those hiring a professional, on a variety of topics, including: *Methods for testing water *Making water safe to drink *Choosing the right pump *Dealing with environmental issues and legal concerns *Planning a system's connections *Types of wells and how to dig a new one or revitalize an old one *Understanding and installing waste systems *Troubleshooting septic systems *How to reduce a septic system's footprint *The pros and cons of alternative toilets *How to build an outhouse *Getting rid of gray water *How to keep pipes from freezing in winter *How to winterize a seasonal water system for easy spring start-up.
Publisher: Toronto : Cottage Life Books, c2010
ISBN: 9780969692270
Branch Call Number: 628.7 BURNS
Characteristics: ix, 181 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm


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Dec 02, 2017

Good info about wells and pumps. Book even includes detailed plans for how to build your own outhouse, if that's what you want to do.

Jun 30, 2013

What you need to know BEFORE buying that "perfect" little cottage, or living year-round, out of the city or off the grid. Definitely read and study this BEFORE getting a city permit for that cottage out back.

Dec 14, 2011

A thorough, clearly written and well illustrated guide to standalone water and sewage systems. This book offers a lengthy presentation of in-house water treatment methods.


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