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Country and Cottage Water Systems

A Complete Out-of-the-City Guide to On-Site Water and Sewage Systems, Including Pumps, Plumbing, Water Purification and Alternative Toilets

Country and Cottage Water Systems    
Format Hardcover
Catalogue No. 978-0-969622-7-0
Pages 182
Language English only
Price $39.95
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Written by Max Burns.
Published by Cottage Life Books, 2010.


Packed with solid, easy-to-understand advice and clear, detailed illustrations, Country and Cottage Water Systems takes the mystery out of rural water systems and their components. Whether planning a new system or updating, expanding or fixing an existing one, the ideas, the know-how and the solutions are all here.

The book includes tips for do-it-yourselfers, and guidance for those hiring a professional, on a variety of topics, including:
  • Methods for testing water
  • Making water safe to drink
  • Choosing the right pump
  • Dealing with environmental issues and legal concerns
  • Planning a system's connections
  • Types of wells and how to dig a new one or revitalize an old one
  • Understanding and installing waste systems
  • Troubleshooting septic systems
  • How to reduce a septic system's footprint
  • The pros and cons of alternative toilets
  • How to build an outhouse
  • Getting rid of gray water
  • How to keep pipes from freezing in winter
  • How to winterize a seasonal water system for easy spring start-up
From getting water in to getting waste out, Country and Cottage Water Systems helps ensure clean, safe water for country and cottage dwellers, as well as hassle-free and environmentally responsible waste disposal.

Max Burns is an award-winning writer who specializes in the problems of rural and cottage living. He is the author of seven books and has written extensively for Cottage Life magazine and Cycle Canada. He lives outside North Bay, Ontario.

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