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Old 04-24-2014, 07:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Anyone have experience using grey water to water your banana plants? Southern California is in the middle of a long drought. We are being asked to cut back by 20% and grey water was one of my ideas. Thanks for any information you can provide.
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Old 04-24-2014, 09:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Maybe this link can help you.

That water from your shower? It could water your garden

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Providing there isn't too much detergent in the water, most plants just LOVE gray water.
(we'd get 13 strawberries to the quart using it)
Mine will be getting it a bit later on this summer.
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I have been using shower water on my Dwarf Orinoco mat since late last year.

The love it. I am on well water only and my well is doing poorly so we have to have trucked in. No rain means wells produce poorly.

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Looks like this was a recent thread as a consequence
of the ongoing drought in California.
Yet Governor Gerry Brown thinks building a high speed rail
in middle California is much more of a necessity
for his pocket and bank account.

Anyone on this forum an expert on desalination?
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Think harvesting rain water
think using grey water

Desalination is a last resort.

So much runoff even in low rainfall years just flows into the ocean. Little is done to capture it or slow it down in catch basins.

Most people are ignorant or don't want to make the effort. .

Including my own grown children.
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I agree but our resources are soooo depleted!
California will need alot of consecutive years of
regular rainfall to make a DENT
on our drastically low water level.

Global warming or natural climatic evolution of our planet,
California needs to manufacture water.
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Drought statistics(reservoir capacity & snowpack)
from members in palmtalk.org...

http://cida.usgs.gov/ca_drought/

California Data Exchange Center

Most latest news from USA Today...
Massive El NiƱo growing in California, say models

Check this out from the MWD SoCAL...
Bewaterwise.com

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I spent 6 1/2 years back in the last 60's and early 70's working with the group that invented the Culligan Reverse Osmosis home unit. It does waste a lot of water in a home environment but if used in conjunction with a power plant near the ocean could produce a ton of water. Tamps Bay right now uses RO to produce about 25% of they home water. We used RO to take water out of sewer plant effluent. Tasted just like water to me. In the early 70's we also tested whether RO could remove compounds like LSD from water sources, worked like a champ.
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Folks, have u all looked up how much water is used to bottle a 12 ounce an of soda or beer?

Bottled water also drains a whole lot of petroleum. ...
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Check this out...
Invest in Water Before It's Too Late: Stocks in Focus - July 17, 2015 - Zacks.com

Investing in water?
Whats your thoughts on this?
Water eventually becoming a limited resource
and "speculated to be the next oil"????
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