Greywater, Green Landscape: How to Install Simple Water-Saving Irrigation Systems in Your Yard
Keep your lawn and garden lush without wasting resources by capturing and recycling the greywater that drains from your sink, shower, and washing machine. This accessible and detailed guide walks you through each step of planning for and installing a variety of greywater systems, including laundry-to-landscape and branched drain gravity-fed systems. After identifying greywater sources in your home and estimating flow rate, you’ll learn to pinpoint where to redirect the wastewater for the greatest benefit. No matter which system you decide to build, you’ll have the information to construct it yourself or move forward with confidence to hire a professional.
Aqua2use Gray Water Filter for Garden & Landscape
- Multi-stage gray-water filtration system already proven in over 40 countries.
- Plugs into 110 volt outlet with 13 foot cord; fully automated system with Smart Controller.
- Pump is designed for gray water, connects easily to your irrigation system.
- Very low maintenance, easy cleaning every 2 months, all parts covered by a 12 month replacement warranty.
- International shipping available through our exporter — Contact Seller for phone number and quote.
Pay for water once, use it twice! Recycling household greywater (also gray water, graywater, grey water) for garden use is an excellent way of saving water and saving money. Unlike rainwater, which is only seasonally available, greywater is available every time you shower or wash your clothes.
With the Aqua2use Grey Water System, you could save up to 40,000 gallons of water every year by recycling the greywater from your wash machine and/or shower/bath to irrigate your garden every day, even during water restrictions! Easily installed above ground at a level location next to the house or even inside your garage.
Works with any home. If your house is built on a slab foundation, it will be very easy to connect your washing machine to the Aqua2use and recycle an average of 25 gallons of greywater per use for irrigation. With its unique State of the Art Progressive 4 Stage Filtration system, our greywater system will remove all the lint and debris, and your greywater will be suitable to use with your drip irrigation system. If your house is built on a raised foundation, you should be able to connect more fixtures to your greywater system. Many of our customers only connect the Aqua2use to their washing machine and use the greywater to irrigate their trees and flowers. This is a very cost effective solution to start reusing your greywater. The Aqua2use is not a water tank and does not store the graywater. It is a filtration system that immediately processes the greywater and automatically pumps the water to your drip irrigation and trees. Sprinklers must not be used with greywater.
When your garden/landscape has enough water for the day, simply turn the diverter valve (see 4th image) and excess water goes to your cleanout and out to sewer main. Now and forevermore, each time you run a load of laundry or take a shower, you irrigate your garden! A switch to Low Phosphates or No Phosphates laundry detergent is actually good for the garden as they add nutrients to the soil!
Greywater Systems Kindle Edition
Discover How to Divert, Store and Use Graywater from Your Home on Your Garden – Safely and Effectively
Explore the options for reusing water from your home in your garden, and how to utilize it safely and for maximum efficiency.
Laundry Greywater Harvesting Kit
According to reports, doing the laundry accounts for roughly 15% to 40% of total water consumption for an average sized family. High Efficiency washers use 5-30 gallons of water per load. Older, standard washers use 30 to 45 gallons of water per load. This kit is designed to hook up to your drain hose on your washing machine.
The three-way ball valve allows you to easily direct the drain hose flow to your greywater system or landscaping, or to the sanitary sewer. This kit includes the following items: Components Included 3-Way 1″ FNPT Ball Valve Sign Air Admittance Valve MNPT x Barb Adapter Hose Clamp Mounting Clamps PVC Tee (FNPT) Installation Diagram & Instructions
Create an Oasis with Greywater: Choosing, Building, and Using Greywater Systems, Includes Branched Drains
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.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 of professionals to get optimum results on high-end projects, and radical plumbing that uses 90% less resources.Greywater for dummies and greywater encyclopedia in one information goldmine.Dan Chiras, author, The New Ecological Home; The Solar House
Laundry to Landscape: A Simple, Efficient, Economical, Easy-to-Use Greywater System
An instructional video that explains how to design, build and use Laundry to Landscape Greywater Systems. These are the simplest, most economical greywater systems to install yourself as an owner or renter, and a good green collar job opportunity as a self-employed installer or as part of your landscape, plumbing, or construction business.
Branched Drain Greywater Systems [superseded by “The New Create an Oasis with Greywater”]
A decade of experience with dozens of residential greywater systems led ecological designer Art Ludwig to question everything about conventional greywater system design. He stripped away every possible bit of complexity until the essence of a greywater system remained: a pipe network for distributing water from the house to a number of trees around the yard.
Branched drains provide economical, reliable, sanitary, low maintenance distribution of household greywater to downhill plants without filtration, pumping, or surge tanks. “Branched Drain Greywater Systems” describes how to design, build and use a branched drain greywater system from off-the-shelf components, in just about any context. 51 pages, 24 figures, 42 photos. 8.5 x 11 inches.
Topics include: advantages, disadvantages, and limitations of branched drain systems, designing a system, assessing greywater sources and irrigation need, checking levels with a water level, selecting plants, estimating irrigation need, cost/benefit analysis, installation, laying pipe with marginal slope, branched drains for Third World materials and conditions, mulch basin design, maintenance, system examples, and references and suppliers.
Save the earth’s most precious resource while also saving yourself money. Laura Allen provides expert strategies for using water smartly and efficiently while fulfilling all of your home and garden needs. Learn how to create a water-wise landscape, reuse greywater, harvest rainwater, and even set up a waterless composting toilet. Offering proven techniques in clear and accessible language, The Water-Wise Homemakes it easy to help the environment and lower your household operating costs through conserving water.
Sustainable Water and Waste Water Systems
Water consumption is the need of the hour. You need to make the most of the water available to you and use it efficiently, not only to reduce costs, but also to preserve it for the future. Better systems like more efficient flushing systems and water recycling systems have made it relatively easier to conserve water. This book will start you on your way with the answers you need for creating sustainable water and waste water systems
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