Friday, June 17, 2016

Grey Water Recycling on a Budget

The key to capturing grey dish water is to capture only the rinse water, and not to rinse the dishes in the already captured water.

It's also a good idea to clean the bucket periodically.  Once a week with less than a teaspoon of bleach should do the trick.

Also covering the bucket when not in use will ensure mosquitoes can't breed, even if they do manage to find a way inside your home.

Have a magical day!

Update:  We moved and our new place has a dishwasher.  I don't recycle water much at all anymore, except maybe the rinse water, which I reuse in our tiny garden.  I recycled once, maybe twice since we've lived here, when I felt compelled to wash dishes by hand; it is infrequent.  I do, however, use the energy saving mode on our dishwasher, and I don't use heated drying, opting instead to open the dishwasher up when it's done and let it air dry.  Usually that's not quite enough, especially for plastics, so I dry it with a towel before putting the dishes away.

Update 2:  I don't really use the dishwasher anymore.  I found it to be slower and more water intensive.  Really, I find it only useful if there are too many dishes and too little time, but this too could probably be remedied.  Perhaps watching less T.V.

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