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Understanding and Using Grey Water

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Tue, Oct, 13, 2015 @ 16:10 PM

grey_water_on_Corona_tools_landscapechat.jpegIn an average US home, the shower is generally the third largest water usage.  The average shower uses 17.2 gallons (65.1 liters) and lasts for 8.2 minutes at average flow rate of 2.1 gallons per minute. That’s water that essentially runs over your body, mixes with a bit a soap and goes down the drain. But some folks are saving that water and water from clothes washers and using it to water plants in the landscape. Known as “grey water”, many have jumped on board in this growing trend, while others avoid it, likely due to the plethora of misinformation available.  Understanding and using grey water is our topic on this week’s landscapechat!

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and partner Jain Irrigation with VP Richard Restuccia @JainsUSA , along with the Real Gardener, Cristina da Silva tweeting as @CristinaGardens on #Landscapechat to discuss Using and Understanding Grey Water! Tweet with us on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 11AM PST/ 2PM EST. This is the Twitter chat where we come together with green industry experts and fellow landscape tweeps, each week to discuss all things related to landscape, since 2011.

Discussion Overview

Key Takeaways Include:  

  1. What is grey water?
  2. What types of grey water can be used to water plants? 
  3. Understanding grey water systems
  4. Grey water isn't the same for all plants  
  5. The how-to's and regulations for using grey water
Join the Conversation

Corona Tools Landscapechat

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #landscapechat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the landscapechat room on Tweetchat. They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Landscapechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now landscapechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries!

Topics: #Landscapechat, landscape, watering

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