Thursday, May 10, 2012
Book Review: Water Storage
From the Publisher:
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.
This is a book that I will reference often when I finally get my land and start to build, design, or improve the water systems on it. This book is on water storage and all aspects of it. It focuses mainly on tanks and tank storage, but gives some mention cisterns, ponds, and aquifers. It discusses how to make tanks and ways to set them up. I was hoping for more on pond making as well, but the book doesn't get much into that. What I like the most about this book is the information on things I never really thought much about... preventing mosquitos from breeding in your stored water, preventing animals from getting into it, zoning, drain design, fire fighting systems/set-up, to name a few.
In this day of terrorism, climate issues, and economic uncertainty, I think everyone should have some form of stored water (from high-rise dweller to most rural land owner). It is really just a matter of how much you can store. This book will go a long way to help in that endeavor.