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Why Reuse Greywater?

Some great reasons to reuse greywater; remember never to store grey water in water tanks for more than 24 hours and use phosphate free laundry detergents. If greywater is stored in a water tank or drum for more than 24 hours, there is the risk that potentially harmful microorganisms could multiply. If using laundry greywater […]

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Video: Building a Bio-Filter (Greywater Recycling System)

Greywater recycling systems can consist of a drum or water tank with a submersible pump for irrigation or they can be more natural as shown in this video below. Whatever system is employed to recycle or re-use your gray water, ensure that the water is kept flowing. Do not store grey water in a tank […]

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Greywater recycling – some facts

Greywater recycling combined with rain water tanks can save substantial amounts of water; this article outlines some greywater facts. It must be remembered that greywater must not be stored for more than 24 hours as potentially harmful microorganisms could multiply to dangerous levels. High quality polyethylene (‘plastic’) water tanks or drums are usually recommended for […]

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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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Video: Grey Water – The Do’s and Don’ts

Watch this excellent video on grey water do’s and don’ts. Whether you collect and use your grey water from a simple bucket in a shower or have an automated system connected to a temporary water storage tank, the advice given in the video should always be followed. In South Africa, JoJo Tanks manufacture a wide […]

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VIDEO: Simple DIY Grey Water Irrigation System

Greywater irrigation is an overlooked source of water that is rich in nutrients and is good for lawns & gardens. The video below shows that a gray water irrigation system need not be complex or expensive. Two things to remember for simple grey water systems: 1) Do not store grey water for more than a […]

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VIDEO: Grey Water Recycling Do’s and Don’ts

In these dry times we need to make efficient use of every drop of water. Melissa King has the do’s and don’ts about using recycled  grey water in the home and the garden. The above video describes some very important gray water recycling tips.  Whether you install a simple grey water irrigation system or a […]

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Greener Golf Greens

With more than 32 000 golf courses globally, and counting, it is imperative that we find ways to make golf courses more sustainable! Love them or hate them, the fact of the matter is that golf courses are incredibly popular the world over. Unfortunately, golf courses come with a whole host of environmental and social […]

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10 Eco-Friendly Winter Warmers

South Africa: In the thick of winter we’re going to want to keep warm and cosy! We’re not going to want to give up any of those winter comforts, and being conservative about using energy won’t necessarily be at the top of our list of priorities. While the temperature is still pleasant, what you may […]

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