Dishpan dump, BucketingGarden hose through the bathroomLandscape directDrain to mulch basinBranched drain to basins/leachfieldsMovable drain to mulch basinsGravity drumDrumless laundryDrum with pump, filter, hoseDrum with pump, filter, mini-leach-fields or distribution conesInfiltration beds (not a completesystem; distribution field only)Leaching chamber, box trough (not acomplete system; distribution field only)Multi-mode greywater tankPlants over septic tank leachfieldSeptic tank and “eco-chambers”Septic tank, sand filtration (not acomplete system; treatment only)
Greywater greenhouse w/drum &pump to infiltration bed (or splitdrain to box trough)
Constructed wetlands (
: there maystill be treated water to get rid of)Automated systemsyymmmyymy3ftyym
212222yyyyy, evolvingy, evolvingyy, evolvingy, butmixedYes, butmixedyyNew designMixedNew designYes, stillevolvingYes butevolvingYes, stillevolvingYes forhigh endonly
E a s e o f C o n s t r u c t i o n E a s e o f U s e C a n I r r i g a t e U p - s l o p e o f G r e y w a t e r S o u r c e ? P o s s i b l e w i t h F i x t u r e P l u m b i n g i n S l a b ? R e n t e r ’ s C o n s t r u c t i o n ? P o s s i b l y L e g a l ?
O v e r a l l g r a d e w h e n u s e d i n o p t i m u m a p p l i c a t i o n
1=Most satisfactory5=Least satisfactory
P r o v e n ? S u i t a b l e f o r 3 r d w o r l d ?
=yes, very much so.
Leachlines under raised beds, a 20+ year old design, was moved from the roster of system options to the list of common errors (page 44) due to chronic clogging and distribution evenness problems. The "anti-septic tank" was deleted, the "multi-mode tank" added. "Settling tank and leachfields" was consolidated with "plants over the septic tank leachfield."
Create an Oasis with Greywater,
ISBN 0-9643433-0-4. Copyright Sept 2000,
Oasis Design Press
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