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5 Things You Should Know About Greywater Systems

One more point to add is that greywater should never be stored in water tanks or water drums for more than 24 hours. Grey water should either be used immediately or within a few hours if it is necessary to store in tanks temporarily. The reason for this is that graywater does contain low concentrations […]

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Video: Gravity Fed Laundry Gray Water Recycling to Grow Food

Gray water can be temporarily stored in a water tank (or water drums) or sent directly to a greywater irrigation system as per this video. If greywater is to be stored in water tanks or water drums, it should never be stored longer than 24 hours as potentially harmful micro-organisms and bacteria could begin to […]

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Design & Install a Greywater Irrigation System

The article below describes one way or designing & installing a grey water irrigation system with a plastic water tank or box for temporary storage. The task may be simplified by choosing a small water tank that already has an inlet, outlet and overflow built-in. Most JoJo water tanks have these features which some cheaper/inferior […]

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Branched Drain Greywater System Installation Tips

Greywater recycling is an eco-friendly way of conserving water; just remember that grey water should not be stored in water tanks for longer than 24 hours as potentially harmful bacteria could start to multiply. Reusing greywater (from temporary storage in a drum or water tank) also puts less pressure on your septic tank or French […]

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The Benefits & Advantages of Greywater Recycling

Grey water recycling & rain water tanks should be considered by everyone, no matter where you live. The advantages are numerous and money can be saved too. The article below comprehensively describes the benefits of greywater recycling and should be enough to convince any sceptics. Introduction First, let’s take a quick look at why it’s […]

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Video: Laundry to Landscape Greywater System Explained

Grey water to laundry systems are indeed relatively easy to set up. Two things should be remembered with greywater irrigation systems: never store the greywater in water tanks for more than 24 hours and use phosphate-free detergents. Grey water stored in water tanks or water drums for more than 24 hours could potentially become a […]

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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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Laundry grey water for garden irrigation

Grey water from washing machines needs some special considerations before using it for irrigation; the article below offers some important tips. Other forms of gray water such as from bathing and washing hands require less attention and can generally be used for irrigation without too much worry. One golden rule for greywater recycling is that […]

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Grey water harvesting info from JoJo Tanks

This information from JoJo Tanks in South Africa explains what greywater is and why it is important to reuse and recycle it. To further save water and help the environment, rain water harvesting tanks should also be considered. WHAT IS GREYWATER? Greywater is defined as the “waste” water generated from showers, baths and hand basins […]

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