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The Composting Toilet System Book: A Practical Guide to Choosing, Planning and Maintaining Composting Toilet Systems, a Water-Saving, Pollution-Preventing Wastewater Solution

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From systems for cottages to year-round systems with micro-flush toilets and graywater gardens, the wide range of ecological recycling toilet options are featured in The Composting Toilet System Book. More than 40 systemsA including those you can buy and those you can buildA are featured.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by Center for Ecological Pollution Prevention
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Cocoa
Nov 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
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When I started thinking about compost toilets I had no idea how much science would be involved. I know, very simplistic thinking. I thought the book was done well. I appreciated that they showcased examples of compost toilets around the world. They asked owner about problems they had with their compost toilets and solutions that they had found. I appreciate the "real world" perspective they took in writing this book. There is a nice section on grey water toward the end of the book. Next on my li ...more
Geoffrey
This book has some good parts. It seems that the authors are quite into high-tech solutions.
Carl Wade
Dec 09, 2012 rated it it was ok
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Pg. 234: My copy from the Library has dirt damage like it was on a compost file.
Pg 25: Composting is better than drying. It makes nutrients available to plants to use.
Pg 31: Some states allow composting toilets.
Pg 40: I don't remember leachate in other books.
Pg 61: Guidelines if used on food. Temperatures must reach 160 degrees. Use only on crops that don't touch the ground. Put at least 6" below the surface. Dilute urine eight to one.
Pg 88: Diapers an
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