By Drain Doctor on 27/06/2016

Now that summer is here and the garden is in full bloom many gardening enthusiast turn their attention to ways of keeping the lawn and borders looking their best. A spell of dry weather can leave the lawn looking tired and yellowed and make blooms wilt.

Irrigation is the key to keeping the garden in shape and one way to achieve it in a sustainable and cost effective way is by installing a grey water recycling system.

The cost of watering the lawn regularly can be prohibitive, especially if you are on a meter. A grey water recycling system uses water from showers, sinks, washing machines and dishwashers. It is relatively clean and contains very few pathogens. This water, unlike black water, which comes from toilets, requires very little treatment before it can be reused for non-drinking purposes, such as for toilet flushing and lawn watering with sprinkler systems.

Grey water from baths, showers and basins is collected, filtered, disinfected and pumped into an external storage reservoir from where it can be used to feed an irrigation system.

However, as this technology is relatively new in the UK, it can be costly to install. Check out advice here if you are considering such a system and then give us a call on 0800 70 71 72 if you need any help.