This week I worked on a new 'water feature' for my backyard. I already have my grey water hose set up from my studio, but now I did something to make it super easy to reuse this water in my garden.
I did have the hose going from my kitchen sink/washing machine going into my bamboo patch - pretty much just going right into the water table. Which is fine and a good use of grey water.
Grey water is the non-fecal water from non toilet uses BTW.
And I am careful about what i pour into my sink.
My new water feature was basically a hole in the ground where the hose terminates. I lined the hole with flat rocks from my yard and then placed a plastic bucket in the rock-lined hole. Now the hose empties into the bucket.
This makes it really simple to use the grey water on my yard, wherever I want it. I usually dump this water on my fruit trees and vines.
The used sink water is kind of stinky, so it behooves me to empty this daily. It's a little bit of nice outdoor activity, so it's good for me to lift, carry and pour this each day.
I can also pour this water into my compost pile, or on certain garden plants that don't mind a whole lot of nutrients at once.
The hole doesn't look bad and i call it my 'water feature'. It cost all of zero to make. I had a bucket and the rocks, and a shovel to dig the hole. I already had the hose.
Anyone else use grey water, reuse their water somehow, or are thinking about it?