To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
- use water from a dishpan
- to flush a toilet, or to water something outside
- at least three gallons
- verify high quality biodegradable dish soap (the soap usually says "greywater safe" or "readily biodegradable")
To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must:
- a picture of the dishpan with water
- a picture of the at least 3 gallons of water being used to flush a toilet or water something
- a picture and link to the verifiable biodegradeable dish soap
- OR a 2-minute video of you doing the above and a link to the verifiable biodegradeable dish soap
I am confused why at least 3 gallons of greywater to flush toilet. Most times I can flush with just a gallon or so, if I lift the bucket high enough and dump it quick enough. Since we have to be hooked up to a septic system and there is only one bathroom, shower water is saved and used for the toilet and watering plants and compost and trees, etc. Even in winter in the Northeast the snow gets watered too. Nutrients are nutrients no matter the season. Even in storms and power outages lasting for days a bucket of pee can be used for flushing the toilet.
Here's pics from me using water from doing dishes and rinsing vegetables to water plants in the yard. The jug holds about 2 gallons, and I've used it more than once. It's a cat litter jug that's been repurposed as a watering can.
I'm wondering if used bath water would count for this badge. I tend to bail it out with a 5 gallon bucket.
Either way, I used my dishwater. I use Ecos brand dish detergent, website: https://www.ecos.com/faq/?highlight=faq
I saved a few days' pictures.
Here's draining the sink.
Can you please show: 1) Your soap at home that matches the link you posted. 2) Something that shows the volume of the blue container is each at least one gallon.
Location: Denver, 6a / BSk, rental house dweller, going back to Wheaton Labs soon