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#486112 - 02/13/18 10:39 PM Grey water into pond?
nyiangelo Offline


Registered: 02/13/18
Posts: 1
Loc: Tx
Hello,
I have a pond that is a little bigger than 1/2 acre in size and about 18 ft deep when full. It tends to stay above 70% year round. Would it be fine to run the grey water from our house into the pond? Basically consist of shower drains, washer, and a sink? Pond is stocked with fish and used for livestock. Just trying to conserve water but worried about harming the fish and pond ecosystem. Thanks

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#486113 - 02/13/18 11:16 PM Re: Grey water into pond? [Re: nyiangelo]
Pat Williamson Offline


Registered: 08/08/14
Posts: 2348
Loc: Oakwood,Texas
Welcome to the forum
Just my opinion but I wouldn't do that with all the junk in soaps, Clorox and the likes. I know greywater greens up the yard but .....
maybe one of the pond Gurus will set the record straight

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#486114 - 02/14/18 06:09 AM Re: Grey water into pond? [Re: nyiangelo]
RAH Offline
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Registered: 05/17/09
Posts: 4158
Loc: Indiana, Boone County, 25 mile...
I agree not to add the grey water directly to the pond. Consider a small constructed wetland to "purify" the water first.

https://greywateraction.org/greywater-constructed-wetland/

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#486117 - 02/14/18 09:08 AM Re: Grey water into pond? [Re: nyiangelo]
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Registered: 06/13/12
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Loc: Ontario, Canada, Eh.
Gray water has a high amount of heavy metals as well as the potential of hormone build up.

I would run any rain water off the roof and basement sump to the pond but keep the gray water out.

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#486127 - 02/14/18 12:49 PM Re: Grey water into pond? [Re: DonoBBD]
RAH Offline
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Where would the "heavy metals and hormones" come from in household grey water?


Edited by RAH (02/14/18 12:54 PM)

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