Finding Water: A Guide to the Construction and Maintenance of Private Water Supplies
The main purpose of this book is to help people who rely on their own source of water to have a pure and wholesome supply, and one which is reliable and sufficient to meet their needs. The first edition was aimed specifically at farmers and country-dwellers; this new and comprehensively revised edition, however, has been written for an extended readership, and contains much more detailed information which should provide practical help for people living in most countries around the world. It covers all aspects of building and maintaining small water supplies for individual properties, farms and small-business users, and should also be useful to people looking for their own water supply in order to become independent of the public water system.
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The Hydrological Cycle
Choosing the Most Suitable Source
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