grey water use and wicking beds

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  1. Wael

    Wael Junior Member

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    Hi
    I like this grey water filtration system

    https://www.milkwood.net/2012/10/16/b...ywater-system/

    And I have couple of questions :
    1 why to cement the setting tank
    2 do u go indide it for cleaning and what you do with the sediments
    3 don't the surge tank need cleaning as well?
    4 Do u have holes in your dripper line a long the planting ?
    5 Is it good to install wicking beds at the outlet for growing vegetables? What should I pay attention for in the design ?

    Many thanks
     
  2. Klaudia

    Klaudia New Member

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    some quick repsones, I'm sure others can add to this

    1 plastic will disintegrate over time, partly by sunlight. cement ensures long life of the tank
    2 or you can rinse it out by stirring up the sediment and letting it run out
    3 yes it will probably still get some sediment
    4 yes
    5 in wicking beds the water will sit in the bottom and anaerobic processes will start making it smelly

    best wishes
     
  3. Wael

    Wael Junior Member

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    Thanks Klaudia. It's more clear now ..
    Geoff gave me the hint to construct small reed bed before the wicking beds to avoid bad small.
    Maybe certain planting/roots in the first part could help avoiding that problem
     

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