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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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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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DIY Rain Water Tank System

Small water tanks, drums or ‘rain barrels’ are great for the hobby rainwater collector & DIY enthusiast but we advocate bigger water tanks, if possible. Many people start off with a very simple rain collection system with low storage capacity and quickly find out that bigger water tanks are required for collecting useful amounts of […]

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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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Video: Backup water drum storage system for home

It is a good idea to have a backup supply of drinking water stored in water tanks or drums in case of a water supply cut, increasingly common in some South African towns and cities. Where water supply shortages run into days, it would be wise to have more water storage capacity such as a […]

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Video: Water Catchment System Green-It-Yourself Project

Watch this video for some ideas of how to harvesting rainwater in water tanks or rain barrels and what to do with it. Traditionally rain barrels are relatively small, mostly ranging from 100 litres to 250 litres. Small rain barrels or water drums fill up very quickly, even during a short rain event. We always […]

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Types of simple greywater systems

Greywater recycling systems in conjunction with rainwater tanks can save huge quantities of water which is especially important in water scarce nations such as South Africa. When using laundry water, ensure that eco-friendly, phosphate-free detergents are used. And remember the golden rule: never store grey water in drums or water tanks for more than 24 […]

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Use rain water tanks to fill your swimming pool

Swimming pools are sometimes seen as wasteful when it comes to water, especially in countries like South Africa where water is a scarce luxury for the majority of poor people.  However, there is no need to use up scarce ground water or expensive municipal water to keep your pool full; use rainwater from rainwater tanks […]

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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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