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The pros & cons of grey water recycling

Greywater recycling should be practiced in one form or another by all water users; this article describes some pros and cons. A very simple and effective way of reusing grey water is to use it to irrigate gardens and lawns. Shower water can be directed to a water tank that has a small submersible pump […]

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Create an Oasis with Greywater: Choosing, Building and Using Greywater Systems

Create an Oasis describes how to quickly and easily choose, build, and use a simple greywater system. Some can be completed in an afternoon for under $30 (R300 approx.). It also provides complete instructions for more complex installations, how to deal with freezing, flooding, drought, failing septics, low perk soil, non-industrialized world conditions, coordinating a team […]

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Benefits and Drawbacks of Greywater Systems

Each situation requires consideration as to what kind of grey water system would work best but generally the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. The golden rule of grey water systems is never to store the greywater for more than 24 hours in a water tank or other container. Greywater can potentially harbour undesirable bacteria which may […]

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Greywater recycling tips & information

The article below provides some good grey water recycling tips and information. If grey water is to be temporary stored in holding tanks or water tanks, remember that it must bot be stored for more than 24 hours as bacteria and other potentially harmful micro-organisms could begin to multiply. Greywater recycling is characterized as the […]

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Video: DIY greywater treatment system

A great-looking natural greywater treatment system using a series of tanks and purifying stages to render grey water into high quality irrigation water. If you live in South Africa, click on the links below for the wide range of JoJo water tanks suitable for grey water systems, rainwater harvesting and every other water storage requirement. […]

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The Green Factor of Grey Water

Water conservation is becoming a must for everyone, especially in water scarce South Africa. Greywater recycling can save significant amounts of water and is an environmentally sound practice, as the article below mentions.  Grey water recycling and rainwater harvesting combined can save even more water; rain water tanks also reduce monthly water bills and increase […]

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Grey Water: Is it Safe?

Grey water should be utilised more, especially for irrigation as it contains nutrients that plants thrive on and can reduce the need for fertiliser applications.  The important thing to remember for simple grey water irrigation systems is that it should not be stored in water tanks for more than 24 hours – the bacteria load […]

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The basics of a simple domestic grey water irrigation system

Whenever you shower or bath, the used ‘grey water’ is usually directed down the drain to the sewers or French Drain.  Why not send gray water to a water tank and then use it to irrigate your garden? Grey water is by definition, the water used in a household that is not ‘black water’ from […]

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5 Ways Your Business Can Use Water in a More Sustainable Way

Nearly 70 percent of the Earth is covered by water, and the human body is made up of 80 percent water. We invented ways to purify water, turn it into power, and keep it at bay during storms. But there are many other avenues by which we can use water to our advantage.

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