lawn irrigation questions????

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by mike lane lawn care, May 1, 2006.

  1. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,707

    i was wondering if there is a way to take all of the water that goes down the sink and shower drain, filter it and then pump it out onto the lawn? or is this not realistic?

    and the other question, which sprinkler is more efficient, the oscilating type or the pulsating type. I would like to save as much water as possible while keeping the lawn green.
  2. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    Sure, just drop a submersible pump in your septic tank :)
  3. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,707

    no but seriously, is this possible?
    we have sewer, but somewhere in the lawn there is a septic tank. LOL
  4. Hank Reardon

    Hank Reardon LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 599

    Depending on your codes you can have a "gray water" system installed and irrigate. These are becoming more common in drier climes like the southwest.
  5. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,899

    Yes, I have a client with one due to city restrictions. Be aware by the time it is grey water it is not great for your lawn. You cant regulate it well either, when the tank is full it pumps dry. If you are a tinkerer you could probably take the existing standard system and rig it to pump when you want and inject something to minimize the effects of the chems in your grey water.

    As for sprinkler heads rotors are better than sprays less misting and water lost to evaporation. They are also less maintenance, they rarely clog up, sprays do often. They put out water slower so less runoff.

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