Boaters Best Practice Grey Water

Best Practice Advice

Grey Water

  • Choose environmentally sensitive products avoiding chlorine and bleach which can be toxic to flora and fauna, and phosphates which encourage algal growth
  • Minimise use of soaps and detergents used in onboard sinks, showers and washing machines
  • If using a washing machine onboard, switch to a detergent free wash ball, or use less ecologically damaging washing powders
  • Re-plumb waste water systems so that all sewage (grey and black water) is diverted to the holding tank, especially on inland waterways

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