Contains info hard to get elsewhere,
This review is from: Builder's Greywater Guide: Installation of Greywater Systems in New Construction and Remodeling (Paperback)This book is for those who want to re-cycle grey water or simply dispose of it (such as those in a very rural setting). Grey water is everything other than sewage (blackwater). It can become blackwater if it is stored but also carries its own health hazards, so proper management is essential.
The book is written in an authoritative and confident style. The author has much experience of installing greywater systems and gives illustrated examples. The book also contains the science behind the possibly harmful effects of greywater and its disposal/re-use as well as facts and figures about best pipe slopes and sizes, required trench capacities, and lots of other details that would be essential to plan a system.
It is American, so there are no references to parts from B&Q! Although the parts and regulations are all non-UK, the principles are clear and can be transposed.
We had a problem with water disposal at our cottage and I searched the Internet many, many times for information. There are snippets (including sections of this book at their site), but the usual result was a private company selling septic tanks, etc. You will need to find out about UK/County water regulations before planning your system, but this book gives you the insight and facts to comply (or avoid, understanding the science of safe grey water disposal!).
This book is pretty unique, but it was still a bit of a shock to see how slim it is for the price!
So what did we do? Well, having researched for months and designed systems based on this book (and starting to buy the equipment), we got a local builder to create a conventional septic tank. But we could not have got to that stage without considering all the options - including good, practical do-it-yourself advice that only seems to be available in this book.