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Old 05-21-2009, 04:17 PM   #21 (permalink)
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The toilet does end up with a tiny bit of soap in it. It looks about like it does right after you scrub the toilet, where there is a little tiny bit of soap bubbles left in it.
So I wonder...since the water filling your tank and bowl has residual soap in it...do you find yourself cleaning the toilet less? Your source for greywater might have some nice side benefits if it's reducing your annual cost to drain the outside water tank AND making you spend less on any cleaners for the toilet. not to mention time that is freed up from having to clean said toilet.

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Old 05-21-2009, 04:37 PM   #22 (permalink)
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The toilet bowl actually stays pretty clean, but the tank gets gunked up a bit.

You wouldn't know that of course unless you are me and look in there a lot because it's an experimental system!

Water from loads of whites is pretty clean. Water from loads of colored clothes actually is grey or sometimes purplish.
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Re using grey water from your clothes washers, kitchen sink, showers etc to water garden is an effective way to conserve fresh water. Similarly, we can also install a rain barrel to collect rain water and use it later. As many of us know, fresh water shortage is a growing concern across the world. Therefore, water conservation at home and work places is very essential. Moreover, it also reduces the water bill...
Doesn't grey water have chemicals in it?
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Doesn't grey water have chemicals in it?
Depends on whose water.

Mine only has a little bit of eco-friendly laundry soap in it. Remember this is only for flushing the toilet.

Usually if people use it for irrigation, it is recommended NOT to use on produce, rather trees and shrubs, etc.
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Usually if people use it for irrigation, it is recommended NOT to use on produce, rather trees and shrubs, etc.
If the water only contains eco-friendly laundry detergent or nothing at all, what's wrong with produce? Wouldn't you wash the produce anyway?

If you water the trees, couldn't the water contaminate the produce, especially if they're close? I apologise if this is exasperating
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<(-- Don't use chemical cleaners..

I use vinegar and water for pretty much everything.

Once I run out of body wash, I'll probably use some glycerin based soap.

When I run out of laundry detergent, I'll get something with no phosphates in it, or I'll use the same glycerin based soap.

I'm not sure about dishes though... No idea if there is chemical free alternative to dish soap, other than the same glycerin based soap.
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I'm not sure about dishes though... No idea if there is chemical free alternative to dish soap, other than the same glycerin based soap.


most stores should carry something like this now...


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Ingredient list? It's Natural, I see, but that doesn't mean it's friendly.

Hell, Anthrax is natural, but you ain't washin' dishes with that mess!
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<(-- Don't use chemical cleaners..
I use peroxide and water to wash sometimes.

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Interesting... what ratio?

Are there any negative ramifications that affect the city water supply or (in the case of wells/septic) the local ecosystem?

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