Join Date: May 2005
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Actually, I think I'm going to pass on this idea. I love it in theory, but I'm a bit worried about possible bacteria, fertilizer residue, and mold being in the water.
So instead I'm going to bring our extra (we have two) rain barrel inside and hook it up to collect the wastewater from our reverse osmosis filter. I can't believe how much water that thing wastes! Since it's right next to our laundry area I think this will work pretty well.
The only thing is that getting the water from the barrel to the washer will be pretty putzy -- I'm thinking I'll have to use the spigot on the rain barrel to put water in a bucket, and then haul the bucket over to the washer, and do that until the washer is full. With my other idea I could have left the barrel outside and gravity would have allowed me to use a hose hooked up to the spigot and go directly in to the washer.
Formerly New Mama to Henry, born August 2005 and Silas, born November 2010.