Save the earth’s most precious resource while also saving yourself money. Laura Allen provides expert strategies for using water smartly and efficiently while fulfilling all of your home and garden needs. Learn how to create a water-wise landscape, reuse greywater, harvest rainwater, and even set up a waterless composting toilet. Offering proven techniques in clear and accessible language, The Water-Wise Home makes it easy to help the environment and lower your household operating costs through conserving water.
About the Author
Laura Allen is the author of The Water-Wise Home and cofounder of Greywater Action, a collaborative of educators who teach residents and tradespeople about affordable and simple household water systems that dramatically reduce water use and foster sustainable cultures of water. She leads classes and workshops, including the first training program for professional greywater installers, and participates in writing state government greywater and composting toilet codes. She lives in Eugene, Oregon.
"If every home were fully retrofitted with all the projects in this book, we would be well on our way to water security and watershed recovery." — Brock Dolman, director of Occidental Arts and Ecology Center's WATER Institute
"This book is the real deal. Laura Allen lives, practices, and teaches what she writes about. I’ve used her water-harvesting systems and composting toilets, along with those of many of her students, colleagues, and mentors — they all work wonderfully! Read this book, and yours could too." — Brad Lancaster, author of Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond