Taking on Water

Taking on Water

How One Water Expert Challenged Her Inner Hypocrite, Reduced Her Water Footprint (without Sacrificing A Toasty Shower), and Found Nirvana

Book - 2012
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When Wendy Pabich received a monthly water bill for 30,000 gallons (for a household of two people and one dog), she was chagrined. After all, she is an expert on sustainable water use. So she set out to make a change. Taking on Water is the story of the author's personal quest to extract and implement, from a dizzying soup of data and analysis, day-to-day solutions to reduce water use in her life. She sets out to examine the water footprint of the products she consumes, process her own wastewater onsite, revamp the water and energy systems in her home, and make appropriate choices in order to swim the swim. Part memoir, part investigation, part solution manual, the book is filled with ruminations on philosophy, science, facts, figures, and personal behavioral insights; metrics, both serious and humorous, to track progress; and guidelines for the general public for making small (or perhaps monumental) but important changes in their own lives. Told with humor and grace, Taking on Water offers a raw account of how deep we need to dig to change our wasteful ways.

Baker & Taylor
An expert on sustainable water use set out to reduce her own personal water consumption and describes her experience processing wastewater and redoing the energy systems in her home and offers guidelines and tips for those looking to make similar changes.

& Taylor

Chronicles the author's efforts to reduce her own personal water consumption, which included processing wastewater and updating the energy systems in her home, and offers guidelines and tips for those looking to make similar changes.

Publisher: Seattle : Sasquatch Books, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781570618314
Branch Call Number: 333.91 Pabich 2012
Characteristics: 245 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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hgeng63 Oct 27, 2013

Not very well structured or organized bk that is chock full of information.


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