Leachate from Composting Toilet in a Greywater system?
Subject: Re: Composting toilet leachate in Greywater system
Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2000
From: Art Ludwig <Oasis Design>
Organization: Oasis Design
> I have a query I was wondering could you help me with it?
> I want to build a composting toilet with a 1 pint flush toilet feeding
> it. I want to run the liquid from this into a greywater system. Would
> the extra nitrogen (and probably increase in bacteria from feces) in
> this liquid be too much for the greywater system to cope with.
This is definitely pushing it. Blackwater is a totally different ball game
and you diligence in design and construction must be much more.
There are a few systems in the table in Create an Oasis with Greywater on
pages 10-11 which are noted as being potentially capable of handling
blackwater. Subsurface distribution is definitely required.
You might also consider giving it its own mini system so if the gws
overloads it won't be spewing blackwater out along with it.
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