watse water . where dose yours go ?

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watse water . where dose yours go ?

Postby bedbandit » Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:39 pm

Where dose your waste water go ?. Im not talking about toilet water that goes to the septic tanks , im talking about waste water from sinks showers and washing machines.

im building a house in a small Moo ban and doing my own plumbing, im guessing i just lay a pipe to middle of our land (sugercane) and let it drain there but are there other options, ?
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Postby Roger Ramjet » Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:15 pm

bedbandit wrote:im building a house in a small Moo ban and doing my own plumbing, im guessing i just lay a pipe to middle of our land (sugercane) and let it drain there but are there other options, ?
thanks

You could always plumb it into a septic tank and let the overflow run along a French drain between the sugar cane. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_drain
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Re: watse water . where dose yours go ?

Postby olavhome » Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:04 am

Making the house now and Our is going into a " French drain" in the garden. Will plant trees and scrubs along the drain and hopefully they can
re-use the the water. Been reeding "somewhere" plants like water coming from sink, bathroom and washing machine.
Made my own "grease trap" from 2 , 7 liter Jotun Paint boxes. Will later put a plant container on top to hide it :-)
But no proof yet :?
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Postby schuimpge » Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:41 am

Did you cut slots in both sides of the drain pipe?
Can see the top only. Should be better to have both sides done
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Re: watse water . where dose yours go ?

Postby MGV12 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:38 pm

If you are intending to use greywater for plant irrigation you will need to be very careful about what it contains. Here in LOS [where most washing of clothes and dishes is done in cold water] the detergents tend to be very aggressive and contain larger amounts of substances that some plants won't tolerate ... definitely not a good idea for vegetables or fruit that you intend to consume.

Here is just one of many sites that indicate some of the potential problems ... this one is based in California. Use of greywater during times of water/shortage or drought is better than nothing but otherwise as a permanent source would need some thought.

http://ecologycenter.org/factsheets/gre ... -products/

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Postby Egocar » Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:25 pm

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Re: watse water . where dose yours go ?

Postby olavhome » Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:31 pm

Tried to upload present Picture but seems to big :-(
However, feel the plants getting the Waste water grow better than the other getting "clean" water :-)
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Postby Ians » Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:52 pm

I don't have any evidence etc to back up the following, but I would be loathe to put washing machine discharge full of lint etc. into a slotted drain pipe, are you talking about kitchen sink which will be full of all sorts of solids, fats and oils. Better to oversize your septic tank and discharge it all there.
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Re: watse water . where dose yours go ?

Postby canopy » Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:36 am

You are not the first person in the human race to ask the question what to do with grey water. Millions have been there, done that and a knowledge bank of answers is out there for this question. Look on the net and select a system that you find ultra cheap, cheaper than anything you could think of. The last thing you want to do is just make up something in a vacuum that people will laugh at you for. You will find in your search that grey water is kept subterranean otherwise you end up with mosquito breeding grounds, stench, and a smorgasbord that attracts rats. And in Thailand people use really harsh chemical cleaners in bathrooms like the purple duck bottles which are excellent plant killers. You need to understand the complete system and what to do and not do. Old fashioned solutions revolved around gravel trenches. Newer approaches advocate mulch basins. You wouldn't do badly to read what Art Ludwig says on grey water.

To answer your question "where does yours go?" I treat black water and grey water together through primary, secondary, and tertiary treatment organically. The solution I implemented is long lasting and reliable and will go many years without a single bit of maintenance. It's sad that the defacto standard in thailand is those trucks running around honking and pumping out everyone's cesspits which are nothing more than storage tank for crap that pollute groundwater and then gets illegally dumped somewhere. When I show Thai's my wastewater system they've never seen or heard of anything like it. Their jaw drops and they become speechless taking it all in when they see the beautiful crystal clear water at the endpoint creating a year round oasis where many species thrive.
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