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casalafamigliastjohnvilla
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May 29, 2013 6:21 pm  

Hi All, Just wanted to ask if this would be ok for the gray cistern?
Thanks for answering.


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Alana33
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May 29, 2013 6:32 pm  

What are you using the grey water for?


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casalafamigliastjohnvilla
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May 29, 2013 6:56 pm  

landscaping only


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bjears
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May 29, 2013 7:11 pm  

Good Afternoon-
I would guess you are talking about a laundry product or wash water, Shouldn't hurt, even bleach dissipates in a holding tank. What are you trying to accomplish?


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sttanon
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May 29, 2013 7:26 pm  

Depending on the size of the cistern and the amount of bleach you are using the bleach shouldn't hurt the plants. The concentration is so little it doesn't cause problems. Last house I was in had a garden and never saw any problems....


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May 29, 2013 8:13 pm  

And most tap water in the States is clorinated and people use it for their gardens.


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May 29, 2013 9:31 pm  

Assuming the source of the non-chlorinated bleach is from laundry, you probably have so much other water going into the gray water cistern that an occasional bleach laundry load (chlorine bleach or not) will end up being very diluted, and will be harmless to your plants.


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May 30, 2013 1:09 pm  

I've never had a separate grey water cistern but for years I've watered my plants (all types, veggies and flowers) with left over soap and bleached dishwater and similar from hand-washed clothes. Never a problem. Of course if I was actually bleaching some whites in a strong solution for several hours to get out tough stains then I wouldn't use that water ...


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Jamison
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May 30, 2013 1:28 pm  

Are you going to eat those plants?


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casalafamigliastjohnvilla
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May 30, 2013 8:48 pm  

Thanks everyone. No, we wouldn't be using that for plants or trees that have fruit. Great advice from all.


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blu4u
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May 30, 2013 9:10 pm  

Dear Opulent Villa developer, Are you asking for advice about your construction project on STJ? According to your blog, you've hired two different design firms and a landscape designer. What did your army of experts say about releasing gray water? http://www.casalafamiglia.com/index.asp
Your gray water for landscape (or otherwise) will eventually run-off into the sea. This is problem for waterfront properties. Please consider limiting your use of thirsty ornamental plants. You're potentially posioning the very enviroment you hope to profit from.


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casalafamigliastjohnvilla
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June 3, 2013 1:29 pm  

Good Day Blu4u, do you know what non-chlorine bleach is? It isn't bleach. They all are environmentally friendly and cost almost double the amount of regular laundry detergent. We do have professionals on our team who gave us the correct information, but I always like to hear what locals experiences are. I'm not speaking of bleach, I'm talking about a product that is biodegradable and very safe for the cistern as well as the island we love. In addition, non of our plants will be thirsty ornamental plants. Our area of the island is like a dessert, little rain and lots of dry sun. Have a good day.

Seventh Generation Chlorine Free Bleach – Is color safe, non-toxic, biodegradable, phosphate-free, safe for septic systems and is not tested on animals. Consists of natural oxygen safe bleach, oxygen bleach stabilizer, deionized water.

Ecover Non-Chlorine Bleach – No chlorine or optical brighteners, completely biodegradable, not tested on animals and is even approved by the Vegan Society. Consists of 100% percarbonate, which is composed of salt, limestone and oxygenated water.

Bi-O-Kleen Oxygen Bleach Plus – No chemical cold-water activators or optical brighteners, no metasilicates, borax, or caustics, chlorine and borine free.

Earth Friendly Oxo Brite Non-Chlorine Bleach – Ingredients are sodium percarbonate and sodium carbonate. Free of enzymes, phosphates, chlorine, DEA and petroleum ingredients.


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blu4u
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June 3, 2013 10:09 pm  

Message Removed: Please revisit Board Rules regarding forum ettiquette.


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blu4u
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June 3, 2013 10:12 pm  

duplicate post. my bad.


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June 3, 2013 10:52 pm  

When you've finished editing and repeating and chest-thumping, why don't you stop with the very unpleasant and unwarranted personal attacks. It's simply too bad that you don't approve of this poster's construction project but this is no cause for you to be consistently rude and obnoxious with your baiting commentaries. If your vast knowledge of construction leads you to believe that the OP is forging ahead without permits and all due diligence then take it up with the relevant authorities.


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casalafamigliastjohnvilla
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June 3, 2013 11:35 pm  

Thank you OldTart, and all the helpful previous posters who were so generous, giving and sharing their own experience with my question.
Sincerely,
Christine


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June 4, 2013 12:57 am  

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