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Water Storage: Tanks, Cisterns, Aquifers, and Ponds for Domestic Supply, Fire and Emergency Use--Includes How to Make Ferrocement Water Tanks
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A do-it-yourself guide to designing, building, and maintaining water tanks, cisterns and ponds, and sustainably managing groundwater storage. It will help you with your independent water system, fire protection, and disaster preparedness, at low cost and using principles of ecological design. Includes building instructions for several styles of ferro cement water tanks.

Customer Reviews:

  • another great book from oasis design
    I love all those oasis manuals. Once again Art Ludwig surprises us with a manual full of info reagarding water catchment and storage. Although I'm working in this field for more than 10 years, I always find something new and interesting in Oasis manuals and ther are a fundamental part of my permaculture-libary
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  • Water Storage by Art Ludwig
    The book gives you lots of pertinent information about the pros and cons of water storage for any type of usage. Information is written in easy to understand terminology with lots of references and diagrams. Makes you aware of possible adverse situations and how to compensate for them. Great book for the novice as well as the seasoned individual....more info
  • very excellent detailed book
    This book is well written and complete. I feel that after reading this book I can safely capture rainwater and I know all the details to think about when designing our system, specific reasons to place pipes etc in specific places ... an excellent detailed referrence book and enjoyable read; I read the entire book and enjoyed it. If you are seriously considering to have a rainwater catchment system this is a must read....more info
  • informative reading
    This is an excellant book on PRACTICLE WAYS OF STORING WATER. FOR THE REALLY HANDY PERSON SIMPLE METHODS OF CONSTRUCTION, EVEN A NOVICE WITH GOOD AMOUNT OF ENTHUSIASUM WOULD BE ABLE TO CONSTRUCT A SMALL VESSEL .. WHICH IS MY CHALLANGE... A SERIES OF SMALL WATER VESSELS EACH A LITTLE HIGHER THAN THE LAST SO CAN OVER FLOW DOWN THROUGH THE SYSTEM....more info
  • Water Storage: Tanks, Cisterns, Aquifers and Ponds.
    Too much social and environmental commentary which I have noticed is common for books on this subject. I just want information on how to best design and build a water collection system. The benefits are obvious to anyone who would buy this book so why use half the book to convince the reader?...more info
  • for everyone that uses water
    I found this book very informative. Lots of easy to understand information. It has affected the way I store drinking water, even in small amounts simply to bring on a bike ride or to work.
    Well written. A wealth of information without having to wade through a bunch of extranious fluff....more info
  • Water Storage: Tanks, Cisterns, Aquifers, and Ponds for Domestic Supply, Fire and Emergency Use--Includes How to Make Ferrocemen
    This book can help you for how to planning the different water systems in rural and urban areas, the best is how to make ferrocement water tanks....more info
  • Comprehensive and readable
    This is a friendly book that reads like a conversation with a very knowledgeable expert. The language is simple without being condescending, so a layperson can read it without becoming confused or overwhelmed. It is packed with information, explaining all aspects of choosing and implementing the design that best meets your needs. It is an essential read for anyone who needs to store water (which is all of us). If you buy one book on water storage, this should be it!...more info
  • Save It!
    What a shame that so much water is wasted...especially when our roofs and gutters simply make a mess rather than being utilized to store rainwater. This book will help even the urban dweller to get in on using precious water for immediate use. For the country folks, it will help in better planning for future use. Highly recommended....more info
  • Water - more important than oil
    Wow! This book has a ton of usefull, usable information packed into such a thin booklet! No wasted space, which makes me feel that I've not wasted my money on this book! If you are serious about helping to save this planet, or even just surviving the next tragedy that may befall upon us: Get. This. Book.
    Can I just say again: WOW!...more info
  • Sounds Simple, And It Is, Once you have it explained
    Most of us, in the United States at least, grew up where the supply of water was so simple. Your house was automatically connected to the city water mains when it was built and for a few dollars a month all the water you needed was supplied at the turn of a tap.

    My first home made water supply was out in the Louisiana swamps where average rainfall was more than fifty inches a year. It was a simple matter to build a catch system that caught the rain off the roof. But it was full of crud. A simple little device to catch the first of the rain in a bucket and when the bucket was full it pulled the outlet over to the big cistern and I had a water supply.

    Later I moved to the desert and water got a lot more tricky, with rainfall of eight inches a year the rules are different. The biggest projects were a series of about five thousand small enclosed catch basins which were burried in every little dry creek bed to catch what little water there was for birds to drink. Yes, it may sound silly, but that's what the people with the money wanted.

    As for this book, I only wish that I had known what contained in it when I started. Everything he says sounds so simple, makes so much sense that I wonder why I had to spend so much time making mistakes that taught me these same things.

    If you're going to go play in the water business, either for yourself, or even for a water department read this book first....more info
  • Read the book, Build the tank
    I Built a 10,000 Gal tank straight out of this book for US$ 1,500.
    It looks good & it doesn't leak.
    What more can you ask for ?...more info