A Garden Pond Maintained with Gray Water

A garden pond that uses gray water is a pond that's replenished with used water from household activities. Toilet water is not used in a gray water pond, but water that's been used to wash dishes and take showers, for instance, is all called gray water.

Gray Water Garden Pond

The difference between a garden pond maintained with gray water and once that you use new water with is the way you run the water to the pond, and the power of your filtering system. A system of piping the used water (except from the toilet) from the house to the pond will be necessary. To avoid a murky look in the pond, the filter will probably need to be cleaned more often.

Plants in a garden pond supplied with gray water can actually flourish because of the extra nutrients in the water, much like the way kitchen scraps turned into compost is the perfect fertilizer for plants growing in the ground. Reeds are an ideal plant for a garden pond that uses gray water. Fish also do well in a gray water environment, so you can use "recycled water" and less fresh water while maintaining a beautiful garden pond.