Most people have heard of greywater, but may not understand how it works in an irrigation system. A good definition of greywater is:

“Greywater is typically water from baths, showers, hand basins and washing machines. It does not include water from the toilet, kitchen sink or dishwasher.”

Greywater contains micro-organisms and other contaminants so it can only be reused for specific purposes. There are many benefits of greywater, the most obvious being that it reduces the need to use mains water on gardens and lawns, saving money and resources.

Greywater Irrigation Systems

Generally speaking, there are two types of greywater irrigation systems.

  • Diversion Devices – these carry untreated greywater directly to your garden. If you go with this option you’ll need to have the irrigation buried at least 10 cm below the soil.
  • Treatment Systems – as the name suggests, these systems treat the water to varying degrees depending on its end-use (washing machines and toilets for example).

So, which option is best for you? If you have acreage or a large garden, a diverter system is the most economical option. However, if you are growing vegetables or only have a small garden, it might be more cost-effective to invest in a treatments system so you can use the waster in other areas.

Greywater Irrigation Systems in Shepparton

If you are looking for greywater irrigation installation in Shepparton, call your local irrigation specialist – Goulburn Valley Sprinklers & Landscaping. We can design and install all types of domestic and commercial irrigation systems, including greywater irrigation systems. Contact our friendly team for a free irrigation design consultation.