Solution for recycled water

Discussion in 'Irrigation / Sprinkler Forum' started by dorontac, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. dorontac

    dorontac New Member

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    Hello,
    I'm looking for a solution for irrigation of Golf fields with recycled water. I need an automated system with things like self-cleaning system etc.
    Any recommendations?
  2. divot

    divot New Member

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    Can you be a little more specific about what yoou are watering?
    Golf Fields?
  3. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    If your municipality has reclaimed water available ( as we do here in San Diego ) it is for all practical purposes ( but not legally) drinkable, and needs no special filtration. If you are suggesting to somehow use graywater, that is a whole different ball game. Graywater in general CANNOT be applied via sprinklers. Only underground feed is allowed, due health issues. The system is high maintenance, as you suggest, and this is the reason that such systems are not widely in use. Your first step is to see if your area has any provisions to allow graywater use. If they do, they will point you to the requirements.
  4. divot

    divot New Member

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    Jimbo,

    I am very familiar with reclaimed water usage, but I am
    unfamiliar with "gray water" what is (the diffrence) this?
  5. Cass

    Cass Plumber

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    While Im not sure what reclaimed water is, gray water is what would come from your laundry. It would not come from a toilet or kitchen sink that may have food in it.

    In my area there is no gray water reuse at all that I know of.
  6. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    In San Diego, some major sewer trunks are intercepted and sent to water reclamation plants. Processing plants which were built at the cost of hundreds of millions of water. The water is processed to a standard which as I mentioned is actually drinkable, but is not treated as legally drinkable. That water is sent back out throught the PURPLE reclaimed mains, and is used for landscape watering in public right of ways, golf courses, and is available in many areas for a builder or homeowner to tie in a landscape watering system. Every exposed pipe, valve, sprinkler head, etc. is color coded purple, indicating non-potable.

    Gray water is if you collect the lav sinks and tubs from your house and use that untreated. Note that KITCHEN water is considered "black" water, like the toilet.
  7. davidkobeb

    davidkobeb New Member

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    Trying to help you without getting into much details I'd recommend you to check a company named Amiad in automatic filtration or www.amiad.com . We needed a smaller service from them (than a golf field...) and it was satisfied. Good luck!
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2006
  8. Rancher

    Rancher Guest

    In my area of the country it is now a requirement to plumb gray water separately, the home owner doesn't have to make use of it, but it must be available. (I assume they tie the two system together before the septic tank if it is not used)

    Rancher
  9. dorontac

    dorontac New Member

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    This golf field is going to be a mini-golf and I'm not sure yet about its size. Can you give some more information about the experience that you had with that company? Do you know if it works outside th USA?
  10. Bob NH

    Bob NH In the Trades

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    Gray water is generally what would go to the sewer, excluding what comes from the toilet.

    http://www.answers.com/topic/graywater

    It is untreated. It can contain live pathogens.

    Reclaimed water may have been filtered or treated to varying degrees and will usually have been disinfected. Reclaimed water is so broadly defined that you must get a full description of the process to know what it is.
  11. dorontac

    dorontac New Member

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    Oh, and I forgot, the water source will be recycled water. Not sure yet what factor will supply it.
  12. got_nailed

    got_nailed DIY Senior Member

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    I’m in VA and I built a house about 8 months ago. Its 4 bed 3 full baths and 2 1/2 baths. I had to do gray and black water lines. I have a septic system and I had to do 2 tanks the fist is 2500 and the second is 1000. The gray water goes in to the second tank.

    With the venting you can not tie the vents until your 4 feet above the highest drain.
  13. kanji

    kanji New Member

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    What exactly is this automatic filtration?
  14. halcon

    halcon New Member

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    Golf Irrigation with recycled water

    It all depends on the regulations of each County for the reuse of treated water for irrigation purposes. However, once the water has been treated and disinfected either with chlorine or UV systems, sometimes the County asks you to do a terciary filtration using a sand filter or other kind of filters which might be more expensive.

    Now, there is sand filters in the market that work automatically, and also small wastewater treatment plants that include the disinfection system in the price of the plant.

    Hope this will help for your purpose.:)
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