13 Effective Plant Based Grey Water Systems
By building your own grey water treatment plant you can save thousands of gallons of water. Recycled grey water can be used to water a garden, do laundry, wash dishes or flush toilets. Combined with a filter it becomes drinkable. Managing your own waste is an important step to self-sufficiency. If an apocalyptic event occurs large waste water treatment plants may shut down.
In nature water is filtered in wetlands. We can mimic the action of a wetland at home by building a reed bed or a living machine to clean water without chemicals. The grey water enters the system and is filtered by the plant roots and sediments in the soil. Here are some simple, effective designs to filter grey water the way nature does it.