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  • Grey Water Recycling
  • Have a Property in Rural Ontario?

    Nature In Deed® is a portal to a wide range of information and resources about living in a rural environment. You'll find links to people and resource agencies who can provide information on just about any property-related question you may have.

    If you've never owned a property with a well or a septic system, where do you learn healthy ways to maintain them? If you're looking for information about managing your woodlot, about living with wildlife, about altering your shoreline or about starting up a small farm, we've done the research for you. If you want to talk to someone who has an understanding about specific local issues, then click on the link below for 'Who Can You Call for Help?'

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  • Grey Water Recycling
  • Have a Property in Rural Ontario?

    Nature In Deed® is a portal to a wide range of information and resources about living in a rural environment. You'll find links to people and resource agencies who can provide information on just about any property-related question you may have.

    If you've never owned a property with a well or a septic system, where do you learn healthy ways to maintain them? If you're looking for information about managing your woodlot, about living with wildlife, about altering your shoreline or about starting up a small farm, we've done the research for you. If you want to talk to someone who has an understanding about specific local issues, then click on the link below for 'Who Can You Call for Help?'

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  • Grey Water Recycling
  • Have a Property in Rural Ontario?

    Nature In Deed® is a portal to a wide range of information and resources about living in a rural environment. You'll find links to people and resource agencies who can provide information on just about any property-related question you may have.

    If you've never owned a property with a well or a septic system, where do you learn healthy ways to maintain them? If you're looking for information about managing your woodlot, about living with wildlife, about altering your shoreline or about starting up a small farm, we've done the research for you. If you want to talk to someone who has an understanding about specific local issues, then click on the link below for 'Who Can You Call for Help?'

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    Grey Water Recycling

    Grey water recycling means using filtered and treated wash water from your dishwater, bath, shower or washing machine to flush your toilets. This can mean that up to 70 percent of the water normally used in your home can be recycled. Although the technology is relatively new, below are a couple of websites to help you learn how this can be done safely and in keeping with the provincial building code.

    EcoShift provides a good overview of the benefits to the environment of recycling grey water. According to Ecoshift, the Ontario Building Code supports the use of grey water for flushing toilets. If you are planning to build an environmentally friendly home, this may be an option to consider.

    Let's Go Green describes the benefits of grey water recycling as well as some of the precautions, when recycling may not be a suitable option for your location.

    Greyter Systems - Project Innovations an Ontario supplier of grey water recycling systems made by BRAC. This website will help you get an idea of how a grey water system works, the different sizes required for different sized households, and a list of frequently asked questions about Brac systems.

    Closed loop waste water systems: Closed loop systems are those that recycle both sewage and grey water and use the water and nutrients to grow plants using a system known as evapo-transpiration. Any effluent not used up can be stored and treated for non-potable use. No water is discharged into the soil, making these systems ideal for sites with poor drainage. Specified plants are primarily grasses, flowers and shrubs.

    EcocyclET is a closed-loop system that uses innovative technologies, combined with a lined shallow bed of sand, crushed stone and gravel, and specified plantings. Effluent from septic tanks, greywater, composting toilet leachate or urine from separating toilets are re-circulated through the bed. This system is available in Canada through the Centre for Sustainable Watersheds.

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    Have a Property in Rural Ontario?

    Nature In Deed® is a portal to a wide range of information and resources about living in a rural environment. You'll find links to people and resource agencies who can provide information on just about any property-related question you may have.

    If you've never owned a property with a well or a septic system, where do you learn healthy ways to maintain them? If you're looking for information about managing your woodlot, about living with wildlife, about altering your shoreline or about starting up a small farm, we've done the research for you. If you want to talk to someone who has an understanding about specific local issues, then click on the link below for 'Who Can You Call for Help?'

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