Rock Ledge Above Lake Acceptable Location for
Graywater System in New England?
[Susan Bankuti writes about bypassing a septic tank to use greywater
for irrigation in Lunenburg, Massachusetts. The property is on a ledge
above a lake, which is across the street.]
> Goals: to bypass greywater from 2000 gal tight tank that must be used.
> My husband and I are interested in purchasing a property that
> would require a tight tank septic system which, in turn would require
> frequent pumping. We already have decided that we would use a composting
> toilet there, but are interested in using our greywater for plants. I don't
> know if greywater systems would be a good alternative in this case because
> the property is on ledge, and the winter is cold here (if that makes a
> difference). Putting in a greenhouse might be something we'd consider.
Ledge, as in ledge of rock? I would say that a greenhouse would probably be
the way to go. Whatever water it doesn't consume will be purified enough
that you could discharge it outside to an informal polishing wetland or
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