Reduce Water Use by Irrigating with Gray Water
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Gray Water, including:
- Design and build strategies
- Necessary codes
- Application how-tos
- Using materials
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Reuse water, don't waste it
To collect and use gray water for irrigation, drain lines from bathroom sinks, tubs, showers, and the washing machine empty to a centrally located holding tank, typically in the basement or crawl space. A filter at the holding tank screens out particles. Water is either drained or pumped from the tank to the irrigation lines.
A properly designed system has overflow protection for both the holding tank and the irrigation lines. The overflow valve for the holding tank feeds water directly to ...
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