[Novalug] Very OT - Water Softener Question
edjames at greenbelt.com
Fri Apr 4 09:57:05 EDT 2008
Bleach is bad, way bad. Hand/bath soap prolly won't be trouble. I
dunno about laundry/dish soap, even the so-called "green" brands.
If I were you (and I might be one day), I'd run the laundry exhaust
line (part of the "gray water") into a patch of yard and see how the
grass, flowers, etc do. Dig a hole, fill it with gravel, bury the
exhaust hose in the gravel, cover with sod or alfalfa or sumpin.
I caught soapy shower water one summer in big buckets and watered
part of my lawn with it. Lawn did fine. I have no clue if it
affected the soil micro-organism though. On my to-do list is to
catch my own laundry waste water in a rain barrel to water my
back yard garden. I need to find out how the micro-organisms will
be affected, so that's still being researched.
Note: I use my Linux box when I google for info like this. ;)
Quoting Theodore Ruegsegger <truegsegger at csc.com>:
> remember both the well guy and the septic guy telling me that with
> modern detergents and everything else that goes down the drain,
> keeping the bacteria alive is a forlorn hope, and we all just pump out
> the tanks when they fill up. Sounded kinda pointless to me at the time
> but I had no better information.
> What's the real scoop?
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