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Top 3 DIY greywater system mistakes

Read this article before embarking on a DIY greywater system and before buying water tanks or water drums and avoid this common pitfalls. Mistake #1: Storing greywater Greywater becomes septic after a couple of warm days and that creates anaerobic slime, which eventually clogs up any kind of filter, even a sand filter, and then […]

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Greywater FAQs

As this article suggests, at the moment, the best and easiest greywater systems involve a water tank where greywater is stored for a short period then pumped out to irrigate the garden. Greywater should never be stored in water tanks for more than 24 hours and should preferably be pumped from the water tank or […]

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Benefits of Greywater Recycling

Greywater recycling has numerous benefits as the article below outlines. Always remember that grey water should never be stored in water tanks for more than 24 hours. If stored longer, bacteria & microorganisms that may be harmless in low concentrations, can become a potential threat at higher concentrations. Population growth means lowering water supplies, making […]

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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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Water-Saving Tips For Dummies (eBook)

Do you want to make sure your water usage is sustainable? Water-Saving Tips For Dummies provides practical methods to reduce the amount of water used around your home — from the kitchen, bathroom and laundry, to the garden. Discover how to: Find and install efficient water-saving devices Collect your rainwater Recycle your greywater Maintain a sustainable […]

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Graywater Gardening Made Easy

Graywater (also known as gray water, greywater, grey water), is waste water from your laundry, showers and spa / bath. A family of 4 generates over 100 gallons per day, or 3,000 gallons per month of graywater. Why let this water go to waste when it can easily be used on your garden, instead of […]

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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 facts & tips

Greywater is often overlooked as a potential source of useful water. When greywater systems are combined with rainwater harvesting tanks, a household or business can, in some cases, become virtually water self-sufficient. Here are a few facts and tips about grey water. Greywater is wastewater from a range of sources including your bath, bathroom basin, […]

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