Do you know what greywater is? Greywater is basically any household wastewater except that from toilets. On average, 50-80 percent of household wastewater is greywater that comes from bathroom sinks, dishwashers, showers, tubs, and kitchen sinks.
There are quite a few benefits to recycling greywater for irrigation.
- Using greywater outdoors during the warmer months can reduce your water usage by 50 percent.
- Greywater recycling for irrigation helps to replenish groundwater.
- You can use greywater to support plant growth in areas of your Kansas City landscape that may not be receiving enough water.
- Greywater helps to maintain soil fertility because the nutrients within the water are broken down by bacteria in the soil which makes it available to plants.
Before you use greywater recycling, you want to make sure your soil is neither too permeable or not permeable enough. It’s best to consult a landscaping contractor first before you begin using greywater in your landscape. They can give you helpful tips on how to preserve water and keep your lawn growing healthy at the same time.
Are you currently using greywater recycling in your yard?
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