Category: water supply and wastewater

  • World’s water supply and demand

    While we constantly worry about getting enough fuel and energy (we’re quite aware of the Peak Oil and other energy crises), the more important matter for most of manking is getting access to clean, potable water. In developed countries we have clean tap water easily available, and not worry much about getting it. We only […]

  • Water: drill (dig) your own well

    If you don’t have access to water supply network, you can harvest rainwater, or use water you have on-site. If you have access to groundwater, you need to dig or drill a well to be able to use it. Having your own well is a good idea. It is a reliable source of water, and […]

  • Composting toilets

    The lot I want to build my off-grid home at is not connected to sanitary sewers (it even doesn’t have access to public water supply!), so I will have to deal with wastewater on my own. I have a batch of ideas I will share with you here in a couple of next posts. One […]

  • Composting toilet – wikipedia

    I wanted to write here a series of articles about my ideas of dealing with wastewater. One of my ideas is to use the composting toilets instead of ordinary flush toilets, connected to septic tank. This would allow me to save a bit of water (used for flushing those toilets), and reduce the amount of […]

  • Water: rainwater harvesting

    One of the easiest way to obtain water when you’re off the water supply network, is to harvest rainwater. In almost every place on Earth you have some precipitation, if not, you probably won’t be able to live there off  the grid. Water harvesting is so easy I don’t know why it isn’t used everywhere. […]