Private Water Systems Handbook

Price: $56.00

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Private Water Systems Handbook will help you develop and maintain a safe, adequate, and dependable water system to meet your needs. It considers both domestic and farm use. The recommendations in this handbook is considered good management practices in most areas.

Discussions include water reducing modern appliances and energy-saving equipment. Maintenance of a quality water system is essential and is discussed in detail. Wells are the most common source of water, but cisterns, springs, and ponds are good choices for providing water for livestock, fire protection, and lawn watering.

  • Planning for Water Use
  • Wells
  • Catchments, Cisterns, Ponds, and Springs
  • Pumps
  • Maintaining Pressure in a Private Water System
  • Water Distribution
  • Water Quality and Testing
  • Water Treatment and Protection
  • Water Systems Maintenance Calendar
  • Appendix and Glossary

Tom Scherer, Extension Engineer, NDSU
Natalie Carroll, Professor, Ag Education, Purdue University
Jane Frankenberger, Ag and Bio Eng, Purdue University
Don Jones, Emeritus, Purdue University
G Morgan Powell, Kansas State University

144 pp, 8 1/2 x 11, illus, and tables, paperback, 2009 
ISBN 0-89373-105-6

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