If you only use water once - Cooking, washing dishes, washing clothes, and showering - then you are wasting an opportunity.
I want to optimize my homestead so I'm looking for ways to reuse my resources. When using water a second time (called greywater - dirty water from washing dishes then goes to the garden irrigation lines) you double the amount of water you have.
The potential problem comes from using soaps that will kill your whole garden. Salts, chemicals etc can kill bacteria and plants and leave you hungry.
Im starting doing research into how to clean my dishes and clothes while still using that water for greywater irrigation under my plants. This is copied from: https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ideas/plant-friendly-soaps-are-safe-greywater-irrigation
Different Sources of Water Off-Grid Include:
Rainwater - Rainfall is one of the most effective and most affordable ways to have water while living off grid. Depending on your location, you can have more or less of it, more or less frequently.
In order to effectively harvest Rainwater, you need to have catchment systems, filters (remove large impurities), purification (remove bacteria), and storage containers.
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