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Greywater, green landscape : how to install simple water-saving irrigation systems in your yard / Laura Allen.

By: Allen, Laura, 1976-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2017]Description: 191 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781612128399 (paperback); 1612128394 (paperback).Other title: Grey water, green landscape.Subject(s): Graywater (Domestic wastewater) | Water reuse | Lawns -- Irrigation | Residential water consumption | Water consumption | Gardens -- IrrigationDDC classification: 627/.52
Contents:
Pt. 1. Planning your home greywater system -- Greywater systems 101 -- Greywater sources and plumbing -- Estimate your greywater flows -- Soils and mulch basins -- Plants and irrigation -- Choosing a greywater system -- Codes and regulations -- Pt. 2. Building your home greywater system -- Install a laundry-to-landscape (L2L) system -- Install a branched drain gravity-flow system -- Pumped and manufactured greywater systems -- Other types of greywater systems.
Summary: Save thousands of gallons of water annually and have a beautiful yard no matter the weather by capturing and reusing water from sinks, showers, and washing machines. This empowering and easy-to-use manual offers practical, long-term strategies for water management, with easy, do-it-yourself instructions and step-by-step photography to guide you through construction and installing a variety of systems throughout your house and garden.--COVER.
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Keep your lawn and garden lush without wasting resources by capturing and recycling the greywater that drains from your sink, shower, and washing machine. This accessible and detailed guide walks you through each step of planning for and installing a variety of greywater systems, including laundry-to-landscape and branched drain gravity-fed systems. After identifying greywater sources in your home and estimating flow rate, you'll learn to pinpoint where to redirect the wastewater for the greatest benefit. No matter which system you decide to build, you'll have the information to construct it yourself or move forward with confidence to hire a professional.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 184-186) and index.

Pt. 1. Planning your home greywater system -- Greywater systems 101 -- Greywater sources and plumbing -- Estimate your greywater flows -- Soils and mulch basins -- Plants and irrigation -- Choosing a greywater system -- Codes and regulations -- Pt. 2. Building your home greywater system -- Install a laundry-to-landscape (L2L) system -- Install a branched drain gravity-flow system -- Pumped and manufactured greywater systems -- Other types of greywater systems.

Save thousands of gallons of water annually and have a beautiful yard no matter the weather by capturing and reusing water from sinks, showers, and washing machines. This empowering and easy-to-use manual offers practical, long-term strategies for water management, with easy, do-it-yourself instructions and step-by-step photography to guide you through construction and installing a variety of systems throughout your house and garden.--COVER.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface (p. vi)
  • Part 1 Planning Your Home Greywater System (p. 1)
  • Chapter 1 Greywater Systems 101 (p. 2)
  • What Is Greywater? (p. 2)
  • Types of Greywater Systems (p. 4)
  • Health and Safety Considerations (p. 7)
  • Greywater in Freezing Climates (p. 9)
  • Chapter 2 Greywater Sources and Plumbing (p. 12)
  • Identify Your Greywater Sources (p. 13)
  • Your Home's Drain, Waste, and Vent System (p. 17)
  • Undesirable Greywater Sources (p. 25)
  • Summary of Greywater Sources (p. 26)
  • Chapter 3 Estimate Your Greywater Flows (p. 28)
  • Code Estimates vs. Personal Calculations (p. 29)
  • Calculating Weekly Greywater Flows (p. 30)
  • → Finding the Flow Rates of Different Fixtures (p. 32)
  • Chapter 4 Soils and Mulch Basins (p. 38)
  • Soil Structure and Type (p. 39)
  • → Identify Your Soil Type with a Soil Ribbon Test (p. 40)
  • → Determine How Water Flows through Your Soil with an Infiltration Test (p. 41)
  • Mulch Basins (p. 42)
  • Protect Groundwater and Drinking Water Wells (p. 43)
  • Chapter 5 Plants and Irrigation (p. 44)
  • Choosing Plants for Greywater Irrigation (p. 45)
  • How Much Water Do My Plants Want? (p. 49)
  • Plant-Friendly Soaps (p. 54)
  • Chapter 6 Choosing a Greywater System (p. 56)
  • System Design Considerations (p. 57)
  • When Greywater Is Not a Great Idea (p. 59)
  • Jsing Greywater Indoors: Toilet Flushing (p. 60)
  • Choosing a Greywater Irrigation System (p. 61)
  • Breywater Systems at a Glance (p. 62)
  • When to Turn Off the System (p. 65)
  • Chapter 7 Codes and Regulations (p. 68)
  • A Brief History of Greywater Plumbing Codes (p. 69)
  • Greywater Codes: Performance and Prescriptive (p. 74)
  • National Codes and Standards (p. 74)
  • Part 2 Building Your Home Greywater System (p. 79)
  • Chapter 8 Install a Laundry-to-Landscape (L2L) System (p. 80)
  • Design Considerations (p. 81)
  • → Installing an L2L Irrigation System (p. 90)
  • Irrigation Options (p. 113)
  • Chapter 9 Install a Branched Drain Gravity-Flow System (p. 120)
  • Design Considerations (p. 120)
  • → Installing a Branched Drain System (p. 127)
  • → How to Wire an Actuator (p. 142)
  • Chapter 10 Pumped and Manufactured Greywater Systems (p. 148)
  • Design Considerations (p. 149)
  • → Building a Pumped System (p. 151)
  • Manufactured Greywater Systems (p. 156)
  • Chapter 11 Other Types of Greywater Systems (p. 159)
  • Outdoor Fixtures (p. 160)
  • Whole-House Greywater Systems (p. 161)
  • Subsoil Infiltration Systems (p. 164)
  • Greywater for Greenhouses (p. 167)
  • Constructed Wetlands (p. 170)
  • Sand Filter to Drip Irrigation (p. 172)
  • Reusing Septic Tank Effluent for Irrigation (p. 174)
  • Appendix: Plumbing Basics for Greywater cInstallation (p. 178)
  • Parts Primer (p. 178)
  • Basic Installation Techniques (p. 181)
  • Resources (p. 184)
  • Acknowledgments (p. 187)
  • Index (p. 188)