Clogging in Soaker Hoses and Perforated Pipe

Subject: Discouraged about clogging in soaker hoses and perforated pipe
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000
From: Art Ludwig <Oasis Design>
To: pnbrown <pnbrown©>

pnbrown wrote:
> I have two kitchen sinks, dishwasher, and clothes washer draining
> from house to garden through one 1.5 pipe. At garden it splits into four
> garden- hose size soaker hoses a few inches under soil. Naturally,
> these clogged up right away. I then added 25' of 1.5 pipe on top of a
> garden bed with .25" holes about every foot. This is also nearly
> clogged. It is discouraging to think that effective irrigation cannot
> really be achieved in a simple way with this kind of discharge
> water. Pat Brown pnbrown©

Dear Pat:
These problems are described on our common greywater mistakes page. The
branched drain system is one which should work well for you. It is
about the only "simple way" which does, short of toting the water around
in buckets, which (at least from a technology standpoint) is even

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