Use, Not Discard Wash Water...
I cannot understand why there would need to be choice
made between washing, and watering the garden Use
garden-safe soaps, and water the garden with the wash
"Traveler in Thyme" posted: " Dry as a bone, no rain
in sight It takes 300 gallons of water to soak our
garden patch but I don't want to use up all our
bathing and washing water "
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Yuma, Arizona, USA
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- On Wed, 27 Feb 2008 06:26:36 -0800 (PST), you wrote:
>Folks,It's a nuisance but it can be done, and it works.
>I cannot understand why there would need to be choice
>made between washing, and watering the garden Use
>garden-safe soaps, and water the garden with the wash
I've done it, during a drought. We put the washing machine exhaust hose
into a garbage pail (and stood there and held it while it drained, so it
wouldn't flop out again), and then carried the water in buckets to the
garden. We also kept the bath plug in while showering, and scooped out the
water and carried it to the garden.
Although we now live in an area which (so far) has too much water (rain and
snow) rather than not enough, I'd like to get rain barrels and catch the
water from our roof for use in the garden. We live on a slope, and we
wouldn't have to carry water from the rain barrels to the garden; a hose
would work. There are gadgets that allow the first water to run off (to
clean the roof) before catching it from the gutters.
-- Northern Pennsylvania
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- Hi Happy people,
Living on a greek island where we see no rain for 7
months a year(summer) I`ve had to reuse everybit of
water we consume. all goes into a 3 stage seperator
tank and I pump the end product throughout the garden
though not to the veggie patch as the toilet waste
also goes to the tank. However If one were to
redirect the waste water to a seperate tank it would
be possible to use the grey water for everything. all
of the above assumes that biodegrable cleaning proucts
are used. I use the ecover brand name and all works
amazingly well. I recover 100% of all water the house
uses which adds up to 8 cubic meteres a week for our
family of 4. In addition when we built the house I had
an underground tank built to collect all the rain
water which is quite alot as we have flat rooftops
here which catch quite a bit of rain.
Stinky water is better than no water! :)
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