All the resources listed here are available at oasis design. net or realgoods. com.
Complete greywater book and video set
All books listed below plus a free copy of Principles of Ecological Design by Art Ludwig (Create an Oasis with Greywater, Builder’s Greywater Guide, Laundry to Landscape instructional DVD).
Create an Oasis with Greywater (book)
Create an Oasis with Greywater describes how to choose, build, and use twenty different types of greywater systems. It thoroughly covers all greywater basics, and will benefit everyone who is using or contemplating the use of greywater. This 5th edition of the world’s best-selling greywater book includes 50 pages of new text, photos, and figures, as well as complete, detailed design and installation information on branched drain greywater systems. By Art Ludwig (Oasis Design, 2006).
“Greywater for dummies and greywater encyclopedia in one information goldmine” —Dan Chi – ras, author, The New Ecological Home, The Solar House
Laundry to Landscape instructional video (DVD)
An instructional video explaining how to design and build Laundry to Landscape greywater systems. These are the simplest, most economical greywater systems to install yourself as an owner or renter, and a good green collar job opportunity (as a self-employed installer or as part of your landscape, plumbing, or construction business).
Produced by Art Ludwig (Oasis Design, 2010), 90 minutes.
Builder’s Greywater Guide (book)
Installation of greywater systems in new construction and remodeling. This supplement to The New Create an Oasis with Greywater will help building professionals or homeowners work within or around building codes to successfully include greywater systems in new construction or remodeling. Includes information on treatment effectiveness, sample US codes, and permit submissions. You need Create an Oasis with Greywater to make sense of the Builder’s Greywater Guide.
NOTE: Builder’s Greywater Guide is currently undergoing extensive expansion. The currently available edition is accurate and up to date except it does not have the current version of the California Greywater Standards, which the authors helped write; these can be found at the website below. Physically, the current Builder’s Guide is our simplest formatted book; it is black and white, saddle-stitched. The next edition will have a color cover, be perfect bound, and cost more. There isn’t a release date for the new edition, but it will be late 2014 at the earliest. Art Ludwig (Oasis Design, 2014).
At oasisdesign. net/greywater, you can find:
• Excerpts from Create an Oasis with Grey – water, including the system selection chart, which lists the attributes of twenty different greywater system options
• The common mistakes and preferred practices chapter from Create an Oasis
• Calculations and references about greywater safety
• Greywater Policy Center
• Trailer for the Laundry to Landscape video.