grey water

sustainableearth.steve sustainableearth.steve at
Fri Aug 3 15:16:10 EDT 2001

    Grey water will become anaerobic and turn to black water when stored.
Instead, grey water should be circulated through plant beds as it is
generated. A small amount of Ecover should have no effect on plants -- it
consists mainly of surfactants which will disperse clay aggregates, but are
so diluted by the water that they should have no noticeable effect. The
organic matter from the dishes will be attacked by microbes and degraded

Steve Bonney
Sustainable Earth, a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to the
development of sustainable food and farming systems
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W. Lafayette, IN 47906
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Tammi Dallaston Wood" <tdallastonwood at>
To: "permaculture" <permaculture at>
Sent: Friday, August 03, 2001 11:10 AM
Subject: grey water

> does anyone know how long should I leave a bowl of washing up water before
> put it onto food crops? Or is this not a good idea? I use Ecover washing
> liquid in small quantities.
> Tammi, Brighton Permaculture TRust

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