SUPPLEMENTARY WATER SOURCE
- Collecting rainwater from your roof and into a water tank/rain barrel is a great source of water for your garden without having to use drinking water from your house.
- Greywater is water from bathtubs, showers, bathroom washbasins, washing machines and laundry tubs. Irrigating your landscape with greywater will save drinking water resources. Re-using greywater will also ease the strain on your septic tank (if you have one), especially during the summer months. The simplest way to re-use greywater is to catch it in a large bendy bucket (the type with two handles) from your shower, washing machine and laundry sink and carry it outside to use.* Be sure to use ecofriendly soaps/detergents to avoid contamination, or reuse the water on non-edible parts of your garden. Greywater is produced every day, all year round and is a reliable source of irrigation.
*Not recommended for the elderly or those with restricted mobility.