Three Things To Know Before You Install A Combination Rainwater And Grey Water Irrigation System

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Whether you live in an area with a dry climate or you just want to conserve water, collecting rainwater and using grey water for irrigation can be a great resource. If can also reduce the money you spend on water for irrigation around your home. These systems can be combined with underground tanks to provide you with all the irrigation you need for a lawn, vegetable garden or plants around your home. If you are considering installing this type of irrigation system, here are three things that you may want to know:

1. Choosing The Type Of Storage Tanks To Use

There are many different types of storage tanks that you can use. If you want to use grey water and rainwater, you may want to have the tanks buried. This will make them less obvious and easier to combine the water for irrigation use. The grey water can come from a septic tank that separates the water in different chambers, or you can have a completely separate tank for storing the grey water that comes from your home.

2. Filtering System For The Grey Water

The grey water from your home is not too dirty, but to use it for the irrigation around your home, you may want to have a filtration system. This can be something as simple as a sand filter that removes contaminates before the water goes into storage tanks. This is not always necessary, but it can help to reduce odors, especially if you plan to use the system for something like lawn irrigation. If you are using it for a vegetable garden, you may not really need a filtration system if the odor does not affect your home.

3. Choosing The Right Pumps And Irrigation Installation

There are also many different types of pumps and irrigation systems that you can have installed. For the irrigation of your lawn, you will probably want to have a pump and conventional sprinkler system installed.  If you want to have irrigation for a vegetable garden, a drip system can be a great solution here, and help you to conserve more water for the irrigation of your garden.  Drip irrigation will also work with a tank in the vegetable garden that is gravity fed, and can be filled periodically with a small pump.

These are some things that you may want to know about a grey water irrigation system for your home. If you need help with the installation of this type of system, contact a plumbing contractor, like RK Knight Plumbing, and ask them about separating the plumbing in your home for grey water collection systems.  

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28 January 2015

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Welcome to my website. I'm Albert Frost. Besides my dad, one of my biggest role models was my uncle Rick. He was a construction contractor who would let me come on his construction sites and also taught me everything he knew about building homes, including how to install hardwood flooring and add insulation. I always wanted to grow up to build houses like my uncle. I used to help my uncle with a lot of the grunt work needed to make a home a reality. But then I hurt my back playing football. Until I heal completely, I'm going to devote as much of my time as possible to teaching others about various construction topics I'm interested in.