Grey Water Systems

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  • Location: Cooroy Primary School, Cooroy 4563 Queensland
Grey Water System

Our Greywater Recycling System is a gravity fed primary treatment, shallow sub-surface distribution and irrigation system which re-uses greywater for watering the vegetation in the garden. The greywater is distributed immediately as it is produced to garden irrigation areas, not stored in a tank. Everytime you turn on a tap in the house you're watering the garden.

The GRS does not use a conventional storage or treatment tank because storing greywater promotes the breeding of bacteria and the associated odours.  It consumes zero energy.
The kitchen greywater is filtered through an aerobic grease filter (worm farm) before flowing to the irrigation areas.

The aerobic grease filter filters out all the food scraps, fats and oils in the greywater which then composts in the AGF. Common garden earthworms help digest the deposited material and aerate the AGF to allow the greywater to pass through.

There are no unpleasant septic odours as associated with traditional anaerobic (wet) greasetrap systems. The AGF does not allow any greywater to pool or be retained in any way.

Tania will talk about Geoff Lawton’s simple Grey Water design on her property.  It is still working well since 1996 (one hiccup four years ago .   
The Talk also covers cost of materials, labour and maintenance features.

Permaculture Noosa meetings are FREE and open to the public.  Beginning at 7pm with a Marketplace (where members sell their produce or homemade products), the guest speakers start at 7.30pm and supper (gold coin donation) will be served at 9pm.

Permaculture Noosa Presents Grey Water Systems with Mike Stasse & Tania Coopel on "The First Grey Water System in The Noosa Region"
Cooroy Primary School on Elm Street (Only This Month)
Thursday 19th of September 2013

For further information email

Permaculture Noosa :
PO Box 619, Cooroy
07 5471 1892
Permaculture Noosa

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Cooroy Primary School, Cooroy

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