Explore the options for reusing water from your home in your garden, and how to utilize it safely and for maximum efficiency. From the kitchen, laundry and bathroom – turn so-called “waste” graywater into a practical permaculture tool, for your plants and soil, and so increase the yield from your site

This course is your guide to graywater – what it is, where it comes from, how it is used, and why it is important. You’ll be given everything you need to understand how water can be collected from your home and reused on your site – and the tools to make the right choice of graywater system for you, your property, and your aims.

The skills you will gain in this self-paced online course:

  • Discover some of the potential uses for graywater on a permaculture plot
  • Appreciate how graywater systems can combine with rainwater catchment designs
  • Consider how small changes in behavior can make a big saving in water use
  • Understand how a range of behaviors can contribute to water conservation
  • Know how reusing graywater benefits your home, garden and the wider landscape
  • Recognize some of the potential constraints on a graywater system
  • Learn about where in the home graywater can be sourced
  • Gain knowledge about pipe and siphon systems to harvest graywater
  • Discover plumbing mechanisms and alterations that can be used to harvest graywater
  • Appreciate the importance of slope, climate and soil in distributing graywater
  • Discover easy methods for harvesting graywater from your washing machine
  • Explore the ways graywater can be used on a permaculture plot
  • Gain hints and tips for integrating graywater into an ecosystem
  • Analyze the factors that influence the choice of graywater system
  • Discover ways to maintain a well functioning system
  • Gain a wide array of useful tips to keep a graywater system safe and efficient
  • Appreciate how good graywater practices ensure maximum benefit to your plot

What's included?

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Lesson 1: Introduction to Graywater Recycling
Graywater - Lesson 1 - Introduction to Graywater Recycling (Black).mp4
3 mins
Lesson 2: Conservation
Graywater - Lesson 2 - Conservation (Black).mp4
8 mins
Lesson 3: Benefits of Graywater
Graywater - Lesson 3 - Benefits of Graywater (Black).mp4
4 mins
Lesson 4: Different Sources of Graywater
Graywater - Lesson 4 - Different Sources of Graywater (Black).mp4
8 mins
Lesson 5: Plumbing
Graywater - Lesson 5 - Plumbing (Black).mp4
4 mins
Lesson 6: Washing Machines
Graywater - Lesson 6 - Washing Machines (Black).mp4
4 mins
Lesson 7: Other Ways to use Graywater
Graywater - Lesson 7 - Other Ways to use Graywater (Black).mp4
3 mins
Lesson 8: Choosing the Right Graywater System
Graywater - Lesson 8 - Choosing the Right Graywater System (Black).mp4
9 mins
Lesson 9: Final Tips and Guidelines for Graywater
Graywater - Lesson 9 - Final Tips and Guidelines for Graywater (Black).mp4
6 mins