The $40 DIY Greywater Filter: Make Your Own!

Filter Tank

Greywater Small Surge Tank

$6.98

Hefty Hi-Rise 4.5-Gallon (18-Quart) Gray Tote with Latching Lid.

Surge Tank

Greywater Small Surge Tank

$12.98

Hefty Hi-Rise 18 -Gallon (72-Quart) Gray Tote with Latching Lid

CRAFTING THE $40 DIY GREYWATER FILTER 

Hello again everyone!  Today we’re looking at making our own greywater filter, saving money and making our landscape greener in the process.  

This is fast and easy to make – BTW this is version 4 so we have already worked out 99% of the bugs for you. 

PRICES THAT WORK

You can see examples above of the filter tank and surge tank, which we can obtain for reasonable prices.  

DIY greywater filter for laundry water for under $40.00 in parts at Lowes. Complete parts list of items on our website www.Grey4Green.com and take a look at our hard copy instruction guide.

NOTE: We will need to change the filter about every 3 months at a cost of $1.50.

ESSENTIALS OF THE FILTER

There are two totes we use, and they fit inside each other.  There’s a 32″ quart and an 18″ quart size, and we use these together.

When you watch the tutorial, you will see we have drilled a number of different holes of 1.5  inches.  These can be sporadic and they don’t have to be exact.  The other detail is a 1.5 inch drill, into which we inserted a grommet.  It is allowed to dry for a day.  

OVERFLOW IS CONTROLLED

The overflow is so the water doesn’t overflow into the yard.  We want to save money while we make our landscape greener and we don’t want extra loss.  You put up a warning sign per California code.  We also build shelving around the unit to hold it in place.  

THE FILTER’S JOB 

Of course the filter is used to keep the area from clogging up with soap and scum.  This process of using the Aquifer Pipe widens your water table underneath the surface.  Since we are getting a wide base for the water, we can be sure we are taking out the excess grime.  

CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE

From our site, you can purchase the labels and the grommet.  Take a look here.

The other items can be purchased for under $40 at Lowes. 

Happy Gardening!