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A grey water irrigation system installed at private home in Tokai, Cape Town.
This grey water system utilizes the water from the shower, bath and wash hand basin to water the garden. Two separate sprinklers are run on this single grey water unit.
irrigation system discreetly hidden in flowerbed .
Grey water irrigation system can discreetly be installed in flowerbeds. As the plants around the pump chamber grew they will hide the pump housing more and more. As grey water systems require very little maintenance the plants can grow uninhibited while being water by the pump.
Grey water pump chamber and grey water filter supplying water to the garden.
Plants thrive on grey water
Grey water irrigation units can be submerged into the ground so only their lids show. This allow easy access to both the pump chamber and the grey water filter.
The grey water filter is housed underneath the smaller white lid, it can be opened to rinse the filter.
Grey water irrigation system installed at grass level.
Irrigation system installed at private residence in Rondebosch, Cape Town. It use wash water from shower, baths and basins to irrigate the property.
Digging the hole for the grey water irrigation system.
A hole, 1 metre by 1 metre, is dug until it is 0.6 meters deep. This hole is the ground becomes the final resting place for the grey water pump chamber and filter.
Once all the grey water pipes from the house have been fitted to the pump chamber and an over flow flow to the sewer has been fitted the garden irrigation hose can attached to the pump inside the chamber.
With the grey water pump chamber in place in the ground it is time to fill the hole back up and for the landscaping to start.
Rainwater harvesting in combination with greywater recycling.
Rainwater is harvested from the thatch roof and sent to the rain water storage tanks for indoor use. Next to the water tanks in the greywater recycling system that receives water from the hand basins inside and reuses this greywater to flush toilets.
The system at Intaka Island is designed for educational purposes. Visitors will be shown how the systems works and how much water can be saved by incorporating these systems into homes.