Greywater Fitting 40mm
How to use
Simply insert the Greywater Fitting 40mm over your bath/basin outlet pipe at the drain outside and connect your hose. Should you use any products you do not want on your plants (e.g. hair dye, bath oil), unclip the hose. For tight fits, the outlet pipe can be shortened.
Please note the bath/basin will run out at a slower rate.
The Greywater Fitting 40mm will fit over most outlet pipes.
We advise that you use biodegradable products. The chemicals in many cleaning products can be very harmful to your plants and consequently cause damage. For example- standard fabric softeners tend to form a hard crust on soil.
What is Grey Water?
Greywater is gently used water from your bathroom sinks, showers, tubs, and washing machines. Blackwater, on the other hand, is water that has come into contact with feces, either from the toilet or from washing diapers.
Aside from the obvious benefits of saving water (and money on your water bill), reusing your greywater keeps it out of the sewer or septic system, thereby reducing the chance that it will pollute local water bodies.?
The easiest way to use greywater is to pipe it directly outside and use it to water ornamental plants or fruit trees. Greywater can also be used to irrigate vegetable plants as long as it doesn’t touch edible parts of the plants. In any greywater system, it is essential to use plant friendly products i.e those without salts, boron or chlorine bleach.
Basic Greywater Guidelines
- Use untreated greywater within 24 hours. If you store greywater, the nutrients in it will start to break down, creating bad odours.
- Do not let children and pets drink or play directly in or around greywater.
- Infiltrate greywater into the ground. Don’t allow it to pool up or run off. Pooling greywater can provide mosquito breeding grounds.
- Keep your system as simple as possible. Simple systems last longer, require less maintenance, require less energy and cost less money.
- Match the amount of greywater your plants will receive with their irrigation needs. Don’t overfeed.
- Your own greywater, originating on your property, must stay on your property.
- You should not spray or mist greywater, as this may introduce pathogens into the air.
What Are The Benefits of Greywater Re-use?
Re-using water does not diminish our quality of life; on the contrary it can provide benefits on many levels.
- Greywater reduces the need for fresh water.
- You save money on water bills due to using less fresh water.
- Greywater ensures a constant water supply for the garden.
- By using greywater, we reduce the amount of wastewater entering sewers or on-site treatment systems.
- Greywater enables a landscape to flourish where water may not otherwise be available to support much plant growth. Plants and soil benefit from nutrients in the greywater (e.g. nitrogen and phosphorus).
- Greywater use yields the satisfaction of taking responsibility for saving our planet.