In this case, the client already had part of a greywater system plumbed, but it pointed toward the center of this slide into a septic tank. The idea was that the client would remove the water from the tank via a sump pump and a hose. The problem is that greywater turns to blackwater if it is allowed to sit in a tank for more than 24 hours. This technically made the previous system illegal. We came in, rerouted the greywater pipe to pop out in mulched basins as per the State of New Mexico’s regulations. (See the New Mexico Environment Department’s website, my book Harvest the Rain, other parts of this blog, and my Permaculture in Practice Archives for more info about NM’s greywater [aka graywater, grey water, and gray water] law).
02/25/2017 | (0) Comments