Friday, May 20, 2011
Using Grey Water in Your Garden - Is It Safe?
Not all grey water is safe to use on a garden. For instance, grey water containing any kind of bleach or baron compounds should never be used on a garden. Baron compounds are found in most dishwasher waste water. In fact, it is best to avoid using grey water for edible crops in a garden but if you do, it would be best to use it on the soil of crops which have only the edible part above ground.
You should never use grey water with a sprinkler or in drip sprinkler systems. The reason for this is because impurities could clog the sprinklers and it is best to not get grey water on edible plants above ground. Furthermore, it is best to rotate the use of fresh water and grey water to avoid building up a high sodium soil content.
If you have the desire to really become green, using grey water is a real "green" thing to do. Give it a try.