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Difference between grey water and black water


Grey water is defined as the water the flows from places such as bathrooms, being the shower, basin and bath as well as water that is using during the washing of clothes, washing machine, etc.

Grey water can be recycled and reused but not without a good system in place. Considering that most people use some kind of non-biodegradable soap when either washing their bodies or clothes, this water is often contaminated with chemicals of some sort. Using this water as it is, will result in the the slow degrading of you soil as the chemicals will over time kills some of the micro-organisms that keep your soil healthy.

Black water is normally generated from places such as toilets, dishwasher, etc. It is very difficult to recycle due to the high level of contamination. This water should never be used on flower or veggie gardens.

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