My grey water system came about as the result of my own experiments on learning what works and what does not. It's very simple. An empty ten gallon bucket sit's upside down buried in the ground with sand around and under it but not in it. On the bottom of the bucket is a hole for 1 1/2" ABS pipe to enter. This keeps vermain away. On top of this is more dirt and a small cedar slab to mark the spot. Over time the bucket slowly fills up with debris that goes down my kitchen sink. Using a sink strainer slow's it down and since I share my kitchen with my weaving studio there are exhausted dye bath's that go down there too. There is also a bathroom sink and a shower that I plumbed into this system. Eventually when the bucket fills up with debris it must be dug up and emptied. The question is what will I find? When I dug it up this spring the sand surrounding the outside of the bucket was rich with nutrients and there was an abundance of wild red wrigglers and earthworm's living there. I filled up a wheelbarrow with it and brought it to my garden. I feel like I am doing something positive for the earth. The organicness of it fills me with wonder and hope.
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