Dear Umbra, As part of my water-conservation strategy, I'd like to reuse the rinse water from my laundry machine to water the native plants, many of them edible, in my yard. I've heard concerns about the soap (biodegradable) damaging the plants. There are also potentially some regulatory hurdles involved. Can you shed some light on this? Thanks, WendyGray All the WaySeattle, Wash. Dearest Gray All the Way, Congratulations on having a water-conservation strategy. All praise to those with a plan, and all praise to gray-water recycling. Gray water, other dear readers, is all the wastewater from your home excepting the …
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