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Hi!
I would like to know if anyone uses "grey water" in their garden.
If you don't know, that is water used in bathing,laundry, washing dishes, etc.
Living in a desert region, and new to the area, any information will be helpful!
Thanks.
Neeraum

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A good rule-of-thumb for deciding how much gray water to use on your garden is that a square foot of well-drained, loamy soil can handle about a half gallon of gray water per week. In other words, if your garden area is 500 square feet, then you can put up to 250 gallons of gray water on your garden each week.

If you can be choosy about the gray water you recycle on your garden, then use shower and bathtub water first, followed in decreasing order of desirability by water from the bathroom sink, utility sink, washing machine, kitchen sink and dishwasher. Water from the kitchen sink and dishwasher is not desirable because of the larger proportion of grease, food particles and other materials it will contain. If there is no way you can avoid using water from the kitchen sink and dishwasher, try to limit the amount of grease and solid food particles that go down the drain. Do not recycle water from a washing machine that has been used to wash baby diapers because it may contain fecal matter.

Gray water contains soap. Soap contains sodium salts that in too high of concentrations can damage soil. This can make the soil alkaline and difficult for plants to absorb nutrients.

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