Water Conservation and Grey Water Recycling at Three Rivers Community Farm

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2006: $5,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2008
Region: North Central
State: Illinois
Project Coordinator:

Annual Reports


  • Vegetables: cucurbits, tomatoes


  • Animal Production: watering systems
  • Crop Production: greenhouses, irrigation, water management

    Proposal summary:

    The project will fund the design and installation of a wash station that sends produce wash-water to a custom built grey water recycling system. The recycled water will be used to water the farm's animals, irrigate pick-your-own crops near the distribution barn, and long-term, will be used to water mid-to-late season greenhouse production.

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