A Beginners Guide To A DIY Greywater System

CREATING YOUR DIY GREYWATER SYSTEM

Making a 100% greywater irrigated lawn is easy! 

Every time you shower or take a bath, you are sending your money down the drain.  Hence, in dry and drought climates, this seems like a special waste of resources. 

Above all, the fact is that this non-potable water can still be used to make your land more drought resistant and to make your world more lush.

In this video we will look at a basic system flow chart.  This do-it-yourself process will send your shower runoff to water the grass, so we can save money and beautify your landscape at the same time. 

THE BASIC PARTS

First of all, let’s look at the basic components in your house for the DIY Greywater System.  From your shower, we start by diverting the drain water as it’s coming out of the house before it goes to your lawn.

Next, the water flows into a Distribution Unit.  This is comprised of a filter tank with a surge tank below it.  The top part holds the filter material, collecting any hair or large items.  The surge tank holds the water flow underneath, using gravity to fill the Aquifer Pipes.

(NOTE: All these parts can be purchased from Lowes.  A list of parts and links can also be found here on our: shop page.)

THE AQUIFER PIPES

Buried 12 inches below the surface, the Aquifer Pipes run under our yard to create the moisture plume.  As a result, this plume forms a water table, which finally feeds the roots of your grass. 

SAVE AND ENJOY!

Now you can savor each shower knowing that the water is feeding your lawn, keeping it green with your own DIY Greywater System. 

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