Branched Drain in a Greene Garden Sept 2014

This was a unique project and a unique workshop. We wanted to do a greywater system from the washer; however, there was no space in the laundry room to put a three way valve because of the exquiisite cabinetry that we did not want to deface. Then we realized that the entrance to the crawlspoace was not far from the washer, and we could put a three way valve at that lower point- only it needed to be a larger valve, and we needed to do a branched drain (gravity fed) installation because we wouldn't be able to use the power of the washing machine pump. So we did. And sent 2" and 1 1/2" greywater pipes to the front yard, along the side of the house, and into the back yard to fruit trees there.  Below are the pictures of the story.

back yard before Side before front yard before

These images show the back, side and front yards before the greywater installation.

Here's the three way valve below the laundry room

Here's the three way valve in the crawlspace beneath the laundry room.

Now the workshop volunteers came together and put their shoulders to the wheel.

Breaks are a time to learn more about the big picture of greywater Getting down and dirty hands-on learning is the best Our fearless leader Fred Hunter

Transforming the back yard...

First we had to trench it Then we had to lay it. The line ended at the fruit trees Then we had to cover it

The front yard got filled with lots of outlets

Branched drain systems are interconnecting. Close up of the outlets Hidden greywater hydrates the garden

The side was where it all started

A second three way valve directs the greywater to the front or back Through the gate and down the path The valve sends water to the back or to the front and back down to the side If you look carefully you can see the valve box covers along the side

Another satisfied client! Another learning experience!  This project was done in October 2014