I know, but it's not so good for our appliances. Scale build up is hard on pipes, washers, hot water heaters etc... Not to mention how it interferes with the functionality of soap. We are discussing how we could possibly separate the intake water so we have drinking water that still has the minerals but then the appliances would be conditioned/softened.
S Bengi wrote:the hard water is actually rich in balanced mineral and healthier than the slippery sodium water. Both your body and plants will love it.
S Bengi wrote:Check out these guys, they use a bio-filter and for their greywater in Arizona.
They store the greywater in a pool and eat fish out and water their lettuce/veggies, so it must be "safe".
They also have goats, which probably drink the filtered water.
So readup on them, call/email and see what they are doing thats right.
I think they have been doing it for 5 or so years no one has gotten sick.
(side note: ever time I buy a bottle of water and I see filtered water I always think it is filtered grey/black water, lol)
S Bengi wrote:You should not hold up your water. The water that your family uses everyday, should be sent to the plants everyday.
You may be able to "holdup" the water for 12 or so hours but not for days or weeks.
(I hope you where not getting ideas of storing the winter water for use in the summer in a tank. just kidding)
Send the grey water thru pipes to the fruit trees. The water should stay underground/sub surface at all times.
Technically you could filter out solid matter down to 10 or 5 micron, use UV light or heat to remove microbes, then remove mineral (distillation) and then drink the water.
So you will find stories of people doing that and drinking the water, but on our scale,
Just send the water thru a mulch filter. Make a waterway to each of your fruit trees and you should be ok.
Adam Klaus wrote:when the cat's away the mice shall play....
maybe the problem is that people concieve of owning cats. maybe cats are just part of the urban ecology, and their presence makes it a healthier ecosystem.
nothing healthy or untroublesome about rodents run wild in the backyard.
cats are good when they live like cats. love life.