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By Lulu33

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom Gb

Regarding saving grey water, do you think I could use the grey water from my tumble dryer to replenish my water butt? I was thinking that a few days maybe the chemicals from the washing powder may loose their impact. I do use the water to replenish my pond once in a while. Is this a wise move?



Unless you are using organic, environmentally friendly and biodegradable products like Ecover it really isn't advisable, you will be polluting the soil, it is not a good idea to put into your pond either. Realistically you are not going to get an awful lot of water from your tumble drier in any case - did you mean washing machine?

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31 Jul, 2010


The chemicals are not a good idea in a pond full stop, and if you have pond fish this and tap water is harmful to them. You can buy 'Pondsafe to treat the water as you add it to the pond but dont think its meant for washing machine water.

31 Jul, 2010


Thought as much!! that's why I have'nt done it before!! And yes i did mean tumble dryer as the excess water goes into a little tank which needs emptying every so often! But thanks for your comments x

31 Jul, 2010

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