Liquid Gold: The Lore and Logic of Using Urine to Grow Plants by Carol Steinfeld
Want more on greywater? Or yellow water, even? Here's a three-fer.
Carol Steinfeld, co-author of The Composting Toilet System Handbook, also wrote Liquid Gold: The Lore and Logic of Using Urine to Grow Plants and Reusing the Resource: Adventures in Ecological Wastewater Recycling.
Steinfeld, who lives in our hometown of Cambridge, MA is a writer, researcher, and program designer who specializes in ecological resource management solutions. As project director for Ecowaters, a nonprofit public information project, she conducts workshops worldwide on wastewater recycling.
Her book Liquid Gold focuses on how urine can safely be used to grow food, fuel, fiber, and beautiful landscapes while protecting the environment and providing free and safe fertilizer.
Reusing the Resource is a comprehensive guide to using plants to stabilize, clean, filter, and reuse wastewater, while simultaneously eliminating expensive and polluting sewers and septic systems.
The book includes profiles of thirty successful ecological wastewater recycling systems that save money, protect public and environmental health, and provide plant-based fuel, fiber, construction materials, habitat, and landscapes. It details the pros and cons of various systems and provides tips for designers, regulators, and builders.
According to the editorial review on Amazon,
This book is a must-read for engineers, landscape designers, clean water advocates, and property owners. Packed with practical ideas and featuring beautiful full-color photos and inspiring, easy-to-read information, Reusing the Resource proves that the solution to water pollution is to grow it away!
If you're interested in setting up environmentally sensitive systems for your home, wastewater treatment is key. And if you're looking for more info on greywater treatment, these two books could be worth your while.
Buy Reusing the Resource.
Buy Liquid Gold.
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