New Waves September 2010

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New rainwater harvesting manual has it all

The Texas AgriLife Extension Service recently released a rainwater harvesting manual that is the first of its kind, according to Billy Kniffen, AgriLife Extension’s state rainwater harvesting specialist at Menard.

“Rainwater Harvesting: System Planning” (publication number: B-6240) offers a comprehensive perspective on rainwater harvesting, with 17 chapters full of the how-to’s and best management practices associated with planning and installing rainwater catchment systems of all sizes, Kniffen said.

“The manual is designed to assist designers and installers of rainwater collection systems in properly planning, sizing, installing and using rainwater for inside and outside use,” he said.

It offers the technical information needed by the professional, but is also useful for the do-it-yourselfer needing guidance to install a small system. He said the manual is also designed and written to be a complete educational guide and textbook curriculum for instructors in academia or industry.

“It will help those in the business consider all aspects of the construction of a system from bids and contracts to properly installing and maintaining systems,” Kniffen said.

The manual retails for $48.50 per copy with a wholesale price for orders of 20 or more of $35 each. Order by visiting the AgriLife Extension Bookstore.

Read the entire AgNews story here.

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