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  • McAnnic commented on bauble's instructable Have shower...Water garden1 year ago
    Have shower...Water garden

    Great idea! I was wandering around the internet looking for ideas for grey water recycling for a house we've just bought in Spain. To save complicated plumbing for the loft conversion I'm doing (all the first floor waste water goes to a tank underneath the floor of the garage - which is beneath the house - which is built into the rock of the hillside!) I want to shift all the new" waste water to the land instead - after all, water is at a premium in a lot of Spain and, perhaps more importantly, I have to pay to have the tank emptied! I've got "solids" covered by installing a composting toilet that separates the, err, "solids" and "liquids"(!) but that still leaves me with the grey water from the sinks, shower, washing machine and also those "liqui...see more »Great idea! I was wandering around the internet looking for ideas for grey water recycling for a house we've just bought in Spain. To save complicated plumbing for the loft conversion I'm doing (all the first floor waste water goes to a tank underneath the floor of the garage - which is beneath the house - which is built into the rock of the hillside!) I want to shift all the new" waste water to the land instead - after all, water is at a premium in a lot of Spain and, perhaps more importantly, I have to pay to have the tank emptied! I've got "solids" covered by installing a composting toilet that separates the, err, "solids" and "liquids"(!) but that still leaves me with the grey water from the sinks, shower, washing machine and also those "liquids" to dispose of (For those of you that might be a little squeamish of the thought of recycling such a thing it's extremely good for garden plants and is also sterile!). I'd already decided that I was going to use the waste water to feed some large trough type planters that I'm going to build across the front of the house, as well as a steeply sloping flower garden to the side of the house, but I hadn't quite got the finer point of how to distribute the water evenly or keep the soil from blocking up the drainage pipes but, thanks to you, I have now have a good idea! Many thanks!

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