Grey Water Systems are an amazing way to save your water, especially in drought prone areas of Australia. We have compiled a list of our most important 'dos and don’ts' for best practice greywater use. This list can help you safely use your grey water...
- Wash your hands after touching grey water
- Use garden-friendly cleaning products that are biodegradable and are free from or low in sodium and phosphorous
- use drip irrigation to water your garden preferably under mulch
- make sure grey water is not in direct contact with fruit.
- Regularly check your grey water system is working properly
- Divert grey water to the sewer during wet periods
- Stop using grey water if someone in the household is sick
- Check your state and local regulations
- Use a licensed plumber to install your system
- make sure your system meets local requirements
- Make sure you contain grey water within your property.
- Store untreated grey water for more than 24 hours
- Use grey water to water vegetables and herbs that are to be eaten raw or partly cooked
- Use grey water sourced from washing nappies or soiled clothes
- Use grey water that has antibacterials, disinfectants and bleaches in it
- Use grey water from kitchens, unless it has been treated
- Use grey water that is still hot as it will kill beneficial organisms in the soil
- Spray or hose grey water
- Allow pets to drink grey water.