Greywater Frequently Asked Questions
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Can the Flotender Greywater Filter be placed above ground in a utility room or basement?
Yes, the Flotender Greywater Processor is structurally designed to be placed either in a utility room / basement or in-ground.
Is Greywater reuse legal?
Over the last few years more and more states have been introducing legislation allowing the use of greywater. Be sure to check with your local enforcing agency before installing a greywater system as certain restrictions may apply.
Is Flotender eligible for government rebates?
Yes, depending on the state. Currently Arizona offers rebates for installing a water saving Flotender system.
Is greywater safe?
Yes, for years greywater systems have been installed around the world and is safe for both you and your garden by adhering to these simple rules:
- Don’t use on eatable plants
What is a Greywater Stub-Out?
A greywater stub out is the end of a pipe that extends out from your home which is connected to your greywater sources. Flotender connects directly to the end of the greywater stub out.
I have a home built on a concrete slab. Can Flotender still be installed?
Flotender can be installed at any home as long as you can install a greywater stub-out. The difficulty of installing a greywater stub out will vary from home to home. For slab homes consider using a ShowerSpring sytem in conjunction with a Flotender system to avoid having to make any plumbing modifications to your home.
Can I use sub surface drip tube with Flotender?
Can Flotender be used in a commercial setting?
Yes, the Flotender system is fully equipped to be used in a commercial setting with heavy use.
What type of soaps should be used with Flotender?
While the Flotender greywater system will function properly regardless of the soap used in your greywater fixtures, to ensure optimal plant health here are a few guidelines when choosing a soap or detergent:
Suggested Brands of soaps to use with Flotender:
Can Flotender be used to water my lawn?
Yes but in the United States all greywater irrigation must be accomplished via sub surface drip irrigation. For best results it is recomended that Flotender is used to irrigate trees, flowers and plants while using a separate potable water spray irrigation system for the lawn.
Can Flotender be used to filter water for flushing toilets?
No, Flotender is intended for use with landscape irrigation. This topic is explained in further detail on the “How much water will I save” page.
Do I need a plumber to install my Flotender System?
It is recommended that you have a licensed plumber make the modifications to the existing plumbing and install the greywater stub-out in your home or commercial building. Once the greywater stub-out has been installed the Flotender system and drip irrigation can be installed easily by a homeowner or landscape contractor.
Can I use Flotender with my existing drip irrigation system?
Yes, provided that the current emitters are self flushing, pressure compensating and produce a flow of .5 GPH (gallons per hour) or more.
Does the Flotender System need to be winterized for freezing temperatures?
Yes. Click here to view the Flotender Greywater Owners Manual. Refer to page 5 for winterizing instructions.