[Market-farming] Packing Room drain and grey water question

Andy Fellenz artisanfarms at gmail.com
Tue Jul 22 06:48:26 EDT 2014

I put a slat drain like you are describing in my packshed and it works
well.  Most of the soil in the water settles out into the slat drain and
can be scooped out.  I am in the process of improving the connection to the
drain tile which carries the water away and when I do, I'll add a trap at
this point to get most of the remaining soil.

In my area, Soil & Water which is responsible for leach fields and septic,
told me that I do not need to run my rinse water through the septic
system.  Check with your town/county what the rules are in your area as you
may be required to run all water through your septic system.


On Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 9:17 PM, Gary Scott <twinspringsfarmva at gmail.com>

> I am the process of adding onto my barn and enclosing one side for a
> processing and packing room, that will have a concrete floor.I have looked
> at all sorts of GAP info, various state extension sites, and have the
> Family Farmed Org Wholesale Success book. I have already had a new septic
> system installed to handle the processing room and worker housing. However,
> now that I have been tracking the amount of water that I am using in my
> triple sinks, I am concerned about soil and grey water for processing going
> into the septic system.
> My thought was to have a sloped floor that had a central drain with a
> removable grate to clean out the dirt that settles. Anyone built a
> processing room with a drain system? Should I bypass the septic and have a
> separate field for grey water coming from the wash station? Catchment of
> soil and debris? Grainger Supply seems to have what I need as far as
> building a floor drain
> Appreciate any input !
> Gary Scott
> Twin Springs Farm
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