Questions tagged [greywater]

Waste water from domestic activities that can be recycled for irrigation.

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Can I safely store and/or use greywater in my garden?

A friend is doing some remodeling in his house and he realized that he could easily redirect and store some of the greywater from the kitchen and bathroom to the garden. Either using it immediately or ...
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Kind of soap to use in shower?

I used my shower water to water my plants. What is the best soap to use, that will not harm the plants ?
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It is good to use water of a pond to irrigate my garden?

I am growing some vegetables in my garden and I also have a pond where some turtles and fish live together. I thought maybe when I change the water of my pond could I use that water to irrigate my ...
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Can I use waste water from kitchen for plants? [duplicate]

Can I use the waste water mixed with dish washing liquid from kitchen for watering my garden?
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Greywater gravity irrigation control\float valve

I am using a large trashcan as a greywater reservoir using a few bulkhead fittings. I need a valve or float combination that will empty it when full. It needs to hold the drain open until the water ...
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Can I use the water that collects on our large pool cover?

My wife and I have a large inground pool that we winterize and cover all winter. It collects a hefty sum of water and other organic material all winter and in the spring I end up pumping this bog ...
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What unclean water can I give to my plants?

Since water is scarce here, I would like to water my pots with used water. I guess that it is not a good idea to use water with soap, but what about water with food remnants? For example, I washed the ...
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Is it okay to use left-over pasta water to water plants, including edibles?

We are having a drought in California, so I'm just wondering if I could reuse salted pasta water (after it cools) to keep the plants hydrated. Is this a good idea?
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Can my DIY grey water bio filter system be improved?

I have just finished building a grey water biological filter and would love to hear the different ideas and concepts others might have. I know there are other concepts that can be added such as a ...
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Why can't I get reticulation to work in spring?

Spring has sprung and it's time to turn on my reticulation (bore). My retic worked back in May but now (October) I turn it on and no water comes out. I can hear the pump going but no water comes out....
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Does eating fruits and vegetables watered with greywater affect your health?

Does using greywater on your fruit and vegetable garden affect your health in a negative way? Greywater is the run-off or cast off water that lolls about when you do normal washing around the home. ...