Creating a Productive & Sustainable Backyard with Greywater

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Turning grey? Grey may not be your favorite color when it comes to your hair, but it can be for your water. Greywater reuse is becoming more and more popular and will certainly have a big impact on the future of plumbing.

So what is greywater? Greywater Action describes it simply as “water from your bathroom sinks, showers, tubs, and washing machines. It is not water that has come into contact with feces, either from the toilet or from washing diapers.” While it may look dirty, it is perfectly okay for it to be used in the yard, as a source of irrigation.

What’s so great about greywater? Of course you save water and money, which is the main objective, but you also help to keep pollutants out of local waters. The whole idea is that you are keeping the water within your own home, reusing it where it is possible, and reducing water waste.

There’s a catch. When using a greywater system, you must not put anything toxic down the drain – bleach, shampoo, bath salts, etc. Therefore, you would have to switch to all-natural, biodegradable soaps that wouldn’t harm your vegetation. Greywater Action recommends products, such as Oasis, if your making the switch.

Ready to be one of the many creating a productive and sustainable backyard? Get all the details you’ll need, here.

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