AC condensation grey water - free water in the hot dry summer
Location: DFW Area, Texas
posted 3 years ago
I don't know how I didn't think of this before, but recently I connected a hose to a downspout that drains condensation from my house's air conditioner. I reposition the hose every once in a while to water a new area. It currently is flowing about a few drips per second, which keeps the spot it feeds pretty moist for 95 degrees outside. Originally, I was wondering is this safe?, but I found a few articles discussing this use of AC condensation water, and now I just want to encourage others to take advantage of this if you have it.
I just hang a hose from the pipe tied on with some hemp rope, so I can see the flow level and easily remove it if needed. One place estimated about 3-5 gallons per day from this, but I assume it will vary on AC use and air moisture content.