|Greywater Reuse||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H Olson (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2007 13:14:25 -0700 (PDT)|
Joel Plotkin <joel.plotkin [at] sunyit.edu> is the author of the message below. It was posted by Fred the Cohousing-L list manager <fholson [at] cohousing.org> since it was in html format only. -------------------- FORWARDED MESSAGE FOLLOWS -------------------- Listfriends: Hundredfold Farm, in Orrtanna, PA, is recycling our blackwater (what comes out of the house through all orifices), sending it through grinder pumps to collection tanks where it is then filtered through an artificial wetland (in a greenhouse) and returned to the house as flush water (separate plumbing system). Any recycled water that is not used by the 14 households can be sent out to a drip irrigation system that will feed some permaculture patches, some Christmas trees, and perhaps perennial gardens. Once we have a record of dependability for the system, we hope that Pennsy Dept. of Environmental Protection will allow us to use the water for landscape irrigation.. This technology is well-established; Sidwell Friends School in Wash, DC, for example, is using a similar system, but with an outdoor filtration garden. Our Water Engineer is Mike Savoda from Pittsburgh area. Joel Plotkin Hundredfold Farm Orrtanna, PA
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