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Greywater recycling and disposal system kits for over twenty years. Time tested, non-electric, passive graywater disposal systems with parts that never need replacement.

Greywater or graywater is household waste water from all household plumbing fixtures except toilet and garbage disposal, which is considered blackwater. Rural homeowners with individual sewage disposal septic systems commonly divert at least washing machine water away from their septic tank. With less water passing through, the septic tank has more time to digest waste and settle-out solids. Plus, soaps and detergents have a negative effect on beneficial bacteria health. Diverting graywater away from your septic system leach field reduces loading, increasing waste treatment effectiveness and greatly extending system life expectancy. Phosphate rich soaps and cleaning chemicals are pollutants when discharged directly into waterways, primarily because they accelerate algae growth, which in turn leads to oxygen depletion for fish and other marine life. The beauty of this 'pollutant problem' is mild household cleaning supplies are excellent sources of liquid fertilizer for plant nutrition. Passive, non-electric direct disposal or root-level recycling of greywater conserves ground water while making best use of waste water fertilizer potential.

It is very rarely cost-effective to recycle greywater in the city, where your home is connected to municipal sewer line. Allow your local water treatment plant to reintroduce greywater back into the groundwater properly. On-site personal residential urban greywater treatment and reuse irrigation sterilization systems are a waste of time, energy, aggravation, and money. National Sanitation Foundation NSF/ANSI standard 350 and 350-1 onsite graywater reuse systems exist, but they are complex, expensive toys with way too many electrical components, moving parts, replacement filters, and fixtures that will eventually fail and have to be repaired. Good luck finding replacement parts. And then there is the family health and public liability risk from a poorly maintained NSF350 or 350-1 onsite graywater reuse system when surface watering your lawn. Sterilizing greywater on-site to the point where it can be reused for above-ground yard sprinklers or flushing a toilet is simply not sensible or even remotely cost-effective. Even drip irrigation systems are not practical due to calcification problems with small spray holes on drip lines. Greywater IS, however, excellent for reuse in rural passive, non-electric direct disposal or sub-surface root-zone irrigation of trees, privacy hedges, and ornamental planterbeds. Low-tech gravity drainage 'septic' settling filter basin tank systems like our greywater kit, have been standard practice for generations.

"Are we allowed to install this greywater system on our property" is not a question we can answer for you. We have been providing much the same passive (non electric) greywater system for well over twenty years now, but we do not follow constantly changing city, county, and state building regulations. The beauty of our time-tested design is it's based on a small-scale septic system and that should be seen as conventional to your local building officials. Unfortunately, with over 3000 counties in the United States, regulations changing from year-to-year, and interpretations of those rules varying from one inspector to another, it's never possible to say for certain 'what is allowed' locally. The county building department is your primary source of information on what is possible to install according to local 'code'. Rather than telephone them with questions, you should drive over in person and get a copy of their local Individual Sewage Disposal System ISDS Regs and also get a list of locally licensed soil engineers. The building department will confirm or revise your site plans once submitted for approval. Often the county inspector will assist you with site plans and design as a service provided for their permit filing fee. If not, they will refer you to a local engineering firm that can visit the property in person and design the system. We provide free consultation after the sale on system kit installation, design improvements, and operational issues, but we do not offer any on-site services, 'stamped' engineered plans, advanced treatment systems, or local professional referral.

Greywater disposal system kits provide care-free non-electric graywater disposal with a do-it-yourself greywater drywell leaching pit and a life-time filter that nevers needs replacement. Graywater from your home is piped directly to this extremely durable, buried vault where solid debris (lint, hair, and dirt) settle to the bottom and grease floats to the top. That's why liquid soap is recommended with septic systems. Popular "natural" bar soaps are primarily refined animal fat. That's why you must have a settling tank or your leach field will eventually clog and fail. As greywater flows in, clarified graywater irrigation flows out. Our graywater disposal kit works without any electricity or moving parts. All of the fittings required to install your greywater filter/settling basin and one Drywell Kit are included*: tank with lid, rubber grommets for inlet and outlet pipes, neoprene lid gasket, and tamper resistant fasteners. Necessary pipe is common four inch diameter sewer pipe readily available at your local plumbing or building supply store. You provide only the straight (perforated and/or solid) sewer pipe from house to tank and from tank into leach field. Besides the straight pipe, all other necessary fittings, fabric, and seals you will need are included with the kit.

$879 Greywater Disposal System Kit detail page contains additional installation and design notes

$989 Greywater Recycling System leach field designs for non-electric irrigation graywater reuse

$879 Greywater Disposal Kit includes free design consultation along with complete system parts:

*  Settling Basin
complete with UV resistent lid and rubber gaskets for the four inch diameter inlet and outlet pipes
*  Free Hole Saw kit to drill perfect 5 inch diameter inlet and outlet holes in settling tank (2-1/2, 3, 3-1/2, 4 & 5 inch bits)
*  Tank Fittings kit includes 4" threaded cleanout assembly, beveled inlet & outlet pipes, inlet drop tee, and three couplers
*  Graywater Filter with versa-tee housing & handle kit is 'self-cleaning', never needs replacement - just rinse off with hose
*  2 sink strainers large wire mesh for kitchen sink and one small sink strainer to prevent solids for getting down the drain
*  One Drywell kit complete with 4 inch diameter sanitary tee inlet fitting, green surface vent grate, and 6' by 6' geofabric
*  4' by 30' Geofabric for lining the sides of leach pit hole prior to installing gravel under and around the drywell assembly
*  24 anchor pins heavy-duty 8 gauge 1/6 inch diameter 0.157 wire large 8 inch long by 2 inch wide for holding fabric in place
*  Free Consultation practical advice to ensure graywater project success in any residential location, in any climate

$879* - FREE shipping
UPS Ground in the 48 contiguous states only

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Greywater settling basin cut-away with filter housing

Inlet fittings on opposite side not pictured

As greywater flows in, clarified effluent flows out. Our graywater disposal kit works without any moving parts or electricity and the sieve filter will never need replaced. All of the parts and fittings required to install your greywater system are included with this kit. You need only supply common locally available ten foot long sticks of four inch diameter PVC sewer pipe to get from house to settling tank and on to drywell. Best practice is to place settling tank within 5 to 10 feet of foundation and disperse greywater at least 20 feet away from home, in the drywell. One drywell in a large enough leach pit is adequate for any size residential application, but two drywells can be installed in-series as shown below for more surge capacity and long-term percolation protection. Graywater from your home is piped directly to this extremely durable, buried vault where solid debris (lint, hair, and dirt) settles to the bottom and grease floats to the top. Some of the most popular "natural" bar soaps are 99% refined chicken fat, so always use liquid soaps and mild detergents. Grease and oil will build up over the years, but if you watch what goes down the drain, it will be several years before sediment needs to be pumped out. Not having a settling tank allows sediment to build up in the leach field causing the soil to clog with bio-mat and evenutally fail.

Greywater disposal system with drywell

$879 Greywater Disposal System Kit
detail page contains complete design and installation notes. A single drywell in a large enough leach pit (hole filled with gravel) is adequate for any residence. Two drywells in-series provides additional initial surge capacity, better handling of bio-mat formation, and best ensures long-term leach pit percolation. Two drywell design is standard practice for poor percolating clay and bedrock soils. It is critical during installation to till 'scarify' loosen soil at least one foot deeper than base of leach pit, before adding gravel. Leach pits are generally placed at least ten feet away from settling basin to prevent 'floating' tank with runoff from leach pit. Local building code regulations traditionally call for settling tank within 5 to 10 feet of house and leach pit 20+ feet away from the foundation.

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Flow director valve for splitting water flow 50/50 or all one direction

Flow director splitter valves are far superior to distribution boxes or splitting effluent flow with a tee fitting manifold. Effluent flow can be split 50/50 evenly between the two outlet lines OR alternate the flow 100% to one side or the other. This allows one half of your leach field go fallow for a few months to revitalize soil, prevent overloading, and reduce the growth of bio-mat. Three director valves will allow splitting flow between four separate leach field lines. And seven director valves will allow splitting flow between eight separate leach field lines. You can stagger installations with an even number of diverter valves, splitting flow into unique percentages to dial-in percolation area saturation. Director valves make for a very professional and longer lasting leach field versus using often wildly inaccurate distribution boxes or tee manifolds.

Director Valve Kits are $69 each with discount for quantity
comes with threaded access cap, riser pipe coupler, and flow adjustment handle
FREE Shipping to 48 states - in stock for quick shipment by the next business day
$69 for 1, $66 each for 2, $63 for 3, $61 for 4, $59 for 5, $57 for 6, and $55 for 7+ valves

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Flow director valve assembled with coupler, riser, and threaded cap     Flow director valve showing handle kit inside riser assembly

We do not sell systems that reuse greywater for flushing toilets and do not recommend you even consider this expensive 'high-tech' answer to a much simpler question. Direct disposal or reuse of greywater outside of the home is very straight-forward, economical, and passive without any moving parts, pumps, UV sterilizers, or filters that eventually require replacement or repair. Roof run-off cisterns are an excellent source of toilet flushing water should you wish to conserve water, but recycling greywater to flush your toilet is simply not cost-effective and is potentially unhealthy. It is much easier, less expensive, and worlds safer to directly dispose of greywater in a leaching pit or reuse as sub-surface irrigation (never use greywater for above-ground sprinkler systems). From an environmental standpoint, the main reason for greywater reuse is to actually reuse the soaps, skin particles, shampoo, and hair conditioner as plant fertilizer, keeping them out of the waterways. To buy an expensive system, have it installed, dedicate the floor space, and maintain the filters and UV treatment bulbs simply to sterilize greywater and flush your toilet with it is not cost effective nor environmentally conscious. The extreme risk of legal liability is always a consideration for the savvy contractor, homeowner, and your local building officials. What happens when the graywater toilet system fails to sterilize properly and someone gets sick as a result? Here in the United States, a toilet full of sterilized graywater is a lawsuit just waiting to happen. That's why toilet water reuse systems have never caught on - not cost effective and simply not safe should maintenance be neglected. Our advice: stick to simple tried-and-true direct-reuse, non-electric, greywater recycling or disposal system... avoid high tech storage and toilet flushing greywater schemes.

What little greywater is produced by the average family is best directly reused as fertilizer for plant growth or simply disposed of, right back into the aquifer after it percolates through the ground for treatment. It makes no sense to flush the phosphate and bacteria killing soap laden filtered greywater down the toilet and into your septic tank where it disrupts digestive function.
Always limit the amount of debris and sediment going down your drains by installing strainer baskets in every sink, tub and shower. When your utility room sink is installed alongside the washing machine, you can attach a five gallon paint strainer bag to the washing machine effluent hose with a clamp. Laundry lint (synthetic fibers, especially), hair, and sediment (dirt) does not decompose readily, eventually clogging any leach field by creating an impenetrable 'bio-mat', unless filtered out with a settling tank. Our settling tank system removes/contains debris and fats, ensuring a much longer-lasting graywater irrigation or disposal system. Building a new home or renovating an existing septic system? We have many years of hands-on experience with all manner of greywater systems, septic tanks and leach fields. Sign up for one of our two greywater system packages and we'll consult on your design to head-off critical errors before they happen. Please note we are consultants only and do not offer any stamped, engineered plans. If you are required by local building code to present engineered designs and/or soil testing reports, you must retain a local engineering firm and we do not offer professional referrals.

Do-it-yourself greywater design tips and general rules of thumb for installation
* Always install a settling basin with filter in-line before leach field or drain pit
* Greywater tank up to 10 feet away and leach fields 20+ feet from foundation
* Avoid exposing greywater tank lids - best to cover with soil, pavers, or mulch
* Always install a cleanout in sewer line near home foundation for servicing
* Slope four inch pipe 1/8 to 1/4 inch per foot, never any steeper before tank
* Bed all pipe and tank in at least six inches of gravel to prevent frost issues
* Never drain directly atop bare ground or spray greywater with yard sprinklers
* When reusing graywater for plants, add nitrogen since that nutrient is missing
* Never use 'septic treatments' as they do more harm than good to leach field
* Use liquid soaps and avoid harsh detergents, bleach, disinfectants & cleaners
* Never install geotextile fabric on the bottom of leach pit or drainage trench

a host of GOOD, BETTER, BEST operation and design choices... just like any construction project

Best practice for any greywater system is to install an in-line settling tank before the leach pit (drywell) or leach field, as included with the system kit above.
Good enough is to discharge graywater directly into a single drywell. When disposing of a limited amount of graywater from BBQ patio sink, pool shower, warehouse mop drain, or barn cleanup area, one drywell kit at $169 delivered price is an economical option. Better yet is to install two drywells in series, one after the other, so the first drywell can act as a sediment catch. With two drywells, more clarified greywater is sent along to the second leach pit (or perforated pipe leach field) ensuring long term viability. Lint, hair, sediment, and fats build-up over time, eventually clogging the soil and gravel around your drywell... but that will take many years, with minimal attention. The less you flush down the drain, the less you will eventually remove from settling tank and the less chance of clogging your leach pit(s). Use of liquid soaps, screen traps in drains, and a washing machine with removable lint filter, virtually eliminates larger particulates. The greywater filter is self-cleaning to the extent that it should never clog and never need replacing. During inspection, you can pull the sieve filter out by its handle and rinse off any particulates with a garden hose, right back into the settling tank. Please be certain to wear skin and face/eye protection since material in settling basin is to be considered hazardous septic waste with possibly infectious bodily fluids. Please use professionally licensed septic waste hauler services to have accumulated solids pumped from the settling tank. If you have a septic system at your home, they normally pump both tanks at the same time, usually once every 3-5 years. With proper attention to what goes down the drain, you are very unlikely to have to pump sediment more often, but one should inspect yearly to be certain all is well.

With moving water, especially greywater with some warmth and biological activity, you don't have to worry about freezing issues with proper installation.
Always bed all tanks and pipe well in plenty of +/- 3/4 inch gravel. In cold climates, install at least one foot of gravel under and around the settling tank to prevent sodden, frozen soil (frost) from touching the tank sides. In extremely cold climates, the settling basin lid and surrounding area can be covered with tarp and 2 inch foamboard insulation and then buried at least one foot under finish grade. While possible to install a 12 inch or 18 inch extension to bury the settling basin deeper, it is not necessary or beneficial to bring the basin lid all the way to the surface. Even in the warmest climates, you should at least cover the lid with mulch to protect plastic from UV sunlight damage and make it easier to uncover when checking tank and filter yearly. The leach pit should never be a freezing concern unless the soils are not percolating properly or not enough gravel is placed under and around it. In poor percolating soils, one just digs a larger and deeper leach pit and installs more gravel to allow room for percolation (one foot is a bare minimum). Loosening the soil in base of hole is particularly important when digging by hand, as you do not wish to leave compacted soil in the bottom of the leach pit. Key with any installation is to loosen 'scarify' the soil up to a foot below the bottom of the excavated hole to ensure water percolates properly.

Gravel backfill around and under the drywell is not absolutely necessary, but will dramatically increase the drainage capacity and longevity of your leaching pit.
A rule of thumb in well percolating soil is up to about 200 gallons per day, every day, with at least two feet of gravel under and around the drywell. One drywell kit has an initial surge capacity of 48+ gallons before efffluent starts percolating into the surrounding ground. That is the same effective surge capacity as 74 lineal feet of four inch diameter sewer pipe. Shown below is a sample installation with TWO drywells in series - bringing greywater in through the lid with a sanitary "San Tee" fitting. The first drywell acts as a sediment catch basin, providing more clarified greywater to the next leach pit in series. Venting your leaching pit system is most highly recommended and also provides a handy 4 inch diameter pipe inspection/cleaning port. Oxygen keeps the greywater drainage pit dry and the soil around it much healthier. Freezing is rarely a problem with running water underground and especially not an issue when you have enough gravel under and around the drywell. Frost does not form in a gravel bed, only in wet earth... don't worry about frost issues with drywells. You can always cap the vents in deep winter if need be, but eliminating the vent altogether is a classic design error.. Top loading through the san tee fitting with surface vent ensures maximum surge capacity for the drywell. We provide all of the fittings pictured with your kit (san tee, riser, coupler, vent, and geotextile fabric). Geotextile fabric is included with our kit for installation above the gravel layer, to extend the life of your leach pit. Keeping topsoil out of your gravel layer around the drywell is key to any installation.

A single drywell is plumbed as seen on right-hand unit. The four inch inlet pipe comes into side of kit's sanitary tee on the lid, with riser, coupler and vent grate on ground surface. Two drywell kits are installed as pictured, in-series for optimal leach pit longevity. Ordering a second drywell kit for in-series design allows first drywell to act as a sediment catch-basin, with surge overflow eventually cascading over into the second drywell. This is standard and best practice in poorly percolating soils and ensuring leach pit longevity.

Two drywells can be installed in a single leach pit (hole filled with gravel), but it's best practice to have two holes separated by at least six to eight feet of undisturbed soil. Loosen 'scarify or till' soil at least one foot deeper than the base of leach pit before adding gravel. For optimal water percolation, you must avoid compacting 'smearing' soil in base of hole and sides. While possible to install gravel-less, using the soil you just removed from hole for backfill, it always pays to install at least one or two feet of 3/4 to 1-1/2 inch gravel under and around each drywell.

Two drywell kits installed in series

$169 Drywell kits come complete with soil fabric and installation fittings...
*  Free sanitary tee 3-way 4-inch pipe fitting brings liquid in through top of drywell lid
*  Free vent grate slotted green fitting with riser pipe and coupler to properly vent kit
*  Free geofabric 36 square foot for up to 6' by 6' hole prevents dirt & root infiltration
*  Free Shipping via UPS Ground only in the 48 contiguous United States of America

Drywell leach pit kit

Drywell Kit with Lid
24 inch diameter by 29 inch tall
Three side panels, lid, 4" S/D inlet tee
green vent grate with riser & coupler
36 sq ft of geotextile soil filter fabric
$169*   Free UPS Ground

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Optional bottom panel for drywell

optional Bottom Panel
not used when disposing of water
Primarily for sump pump installation
or when extra lid support is needed
NEVER drive cars over drywells
$35*  Not Sold Separately
ONLY sold with the drywell kit

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Additional three side for stacking drywells

extra Set of Side Panels
adds 24 inch height for stacking
Three side panels match drywell kit
for a 53 inch tall overall installation
$109*  Not Sold Separately
ONLY sold with the drywell kit

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optional heavy-duty surface drain

optional Surface Drain
heavy-duty 7" by 10" tall yard drain
Place in middle of patio or driveway
and run 4 inch Sch40 pipe to drywell
NEVER drive cars over drywells
$35*  Free UPS Ground

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Geotextile soil filter fabric for covering leach pits and percolation fields

Never install plastic 'visquene' sheeting or cheap non-woven 'weed barrier' landscaping fabric in place of professional grade heavy-duty woven geotextile fabric for septic system leach fields, drywell pits, French drains, or soil stabilization in foundation drainage projects. Besides longevity, the problem with using visquene plastic sheeting or cheap weed barrier non-woven materials, is they suffocate the soil, ultimately causing anaerobic soil conditions, biomat formation, root rot, and molding issues. Plastic sheeting becomes brittle and tears within a few years and the adhesive bond holding non-woven weed-barrier fabric together eventually decomposes, slipping, ripping and tearing, and allowing sand and soil to migrate into the gravel drainage layer of leach field or French drain. Invest in our professional grade woven geotextile fabric with a full 35 mil thickness and extra heavy-duty five ounce per square yard weight. Built for a lifetime of service, this is one of the only 'hydrophilic treated' materials on the market, with needle punched, multi-layer woven polypropylene design technology that lets air, water, and nutrients through, but keeps the soil out. Hydrophilic fabrics are critical in septic and greywater leach fields where oxygen penetrating into the soil is vital for long-term performance and protection against soil percolation failure. Unlike most fabrics, it features a very functional 'fuzzy' side that lays down against the soil to prevent slippage, making it very easy to install on sloped ground. The shiny smooth side has printed stripes every foot on center, full-length, for gauging trench elevations, rock fill levels, or lining up plants. Click here for our geotextile soil fabric engineering specifications and material MSDS sheet. This professional grade geotextile polypropylene soil fabric has proven itself over time to be a far superior performer, as compared to other '20+ year landscape fabrics'.

Professional strength, heavy-duty woven 35 mil thick geotextile fabric is hydrophilic treated to
allow air, water, and nutrients through its needle punched, multi-layer technology construction.
French drain trenches install fabric on all sides to prevent dirt from entering the gravel layer around perforated pipe.
Septic wastewater disposal lateral lines and leach pits do NOT install fabric on the bottom side, underneath gravel.

FREE UPS Ground to 48 contiguous states - No USPS mail box, APO/FPO, Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico or Canada
3, 4, 5 and 6 foot wide professional-duty geotextile soil fabric
30, 60, 90 and 120 foot long pieces or full 250 foot long rolls

3 foot wide

4 foot wide

5 foot wide

6 foot wide


250 foot long full rolls of professional-duty geotextile soil fabric


250 foot long full rolls

Quantity discount of 7.5% for 2 full rolls
10% for 4, 12.5% for 6, and 15% for 10
In stock, ships within 2-3 business days.
12 foot wide by 250 foot long full rolls
available by special order in quantity.


The primary place for geotextile fabric is above the gravel layer of your leach field lines, French drain, or drywell leach pit. Additionally, one can line the outside walls/sides of the excavated leach pit or drain lines to keep soil from migrating into the gravel from sides. This sidewall protection is always recommended when soils are loose or sandy and would otherwise tend to wash soil into the gravel. Geotextile fabric is also used for wrapping perforated pipe-in-gravel French drains, as pictured below, with fabric on the bottom of trench too. French drains are wrapped like a burrito, unlike septic leach field lines where the fabric is on the top and sides only. Protecting your leach pit and perforated pipe gravel from soil and root infiltration is crucial to long-term soil percolation and preventing leach field failure.

Geotextile filter fabric used for wrapping French drain perforated pipe

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Settling basin and filter assembly sold separately of greywater system kit

Nothing beats the protection of a nice settling tank with filter, in-line before the greywater leach field or drywell pit. This durable, buried 'vault' is just the right size for any family. It has long been a standard part of every system we sell. Solid debris (lint, hair, and dirt) settles to the bottom and grease (fats) float to the top. A priceless tip with any greywater system is to avoid bar soaps, natural or otherwise, since they are often made from refined chicken fat. Liquid soaps are always advised and avoid bleach and borax for better graywater tank health and function. Passive, non-electric with no moving parts so as septic effluent flows in, clarified liquid automatically flows out to the leach field. Preserve and protect your graywater system leach field longevity by preventing bio-mat formation. Greywater leach fields fail when poor graywater tank design allows drain lines (laterals) to clog with sediment "biomat forming". Greatly increase the life expectancy any sewage disposal system with a filter to prevent solids greater than 1/16th of an inch from entering and eventually clogging your leach field. Our fitting and filter kit can convert nearly any water tank (barrel, vault, septic, or cistern) into a functional filter basin. Sieve filters extend beneath the scum layer (fats floating on top of tank water), siphoning relatively clear effluent from the middle. External-to-internal flow and sealed, gas-baffled end cap design prevents gas-borne solids (tiny particles) from floating atop gas bubbles and exiting. Read more here...

Our greywater filter has a universal hub for use with either SDR35 S/D thin-wall sewer and drain pipe or Sch40 thick wall 4 inch diameter pipe.
Features 80 lineal feet of filtration area for up to 800 gallons per day treatment volume. Built-in gas deflector on the bottom provides secondary 1/2 inch filtration to prevent larger solids from entering inside. Patented flow pattern reduces trapping of solids in the filter by allowing sediment to slough-off and fall back into the tank for further digestion. A series of 1/16 inch horizontal filtration slots, rather than a mesh screen, provides much less surface area for solids to attach themselves. This time-tested filter with settling basin design is self-cleaning in normal use, with a natural sloughing action to prevent bio-mat buildup. Filter has a locking tab to prevent 'floating'. Solids are not allowed to pass-by when tank surges occasionally. This care-free filter design never needs replacing. It has been serving our clients very well for well over twenty years now. Naturally, check with your local building department for regional regulations regarding monitoring and disposal of greywater waste. We recommend inspecting settling tanks yearly at first. Lay a tarp atop the settling basin lid before backfilling with topsoil or mulch to make it much easier to excavate. PLEASE wear eye protection and gloves, at the very least... Pull the handle (included in kit) and hose the filter off, back into settling tank. Check level of sediment in the bottom of settling basin with a white rag wrapped around the end of a long disposable stick. You may be required to have a licensed septic system pumper remove and haul away the top layer of fats and bottom layer sediment for disposal at your local waste water treatment plant. If you dispose of septic waste on-site, bury underneath at least three feet of topsoil 'cap'. When mixing greywater septic 'sludge' into an active compost pile with machinery, you should cap waste with at least a foot of soil to help avoid contamination. Greywater septic compost piles must be restricted access, with adequate sub-surface drainage, perimeter fencing, and locked gates.

Greywater settling filter basin tank shown cut-away with filter  housing installed

inlet hole & fittings are not pictured above

Greywater tank or settling basin fittings and filter kit with all parts shown in this photo

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* FREE Shipping via UPS Ground to 48 states - we do not ship to APO, US Mail Box, Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Isles, Mexico or Canada.
Price includes the cost of shipping, which runs us nearly $250 these days.

Greywater Basin Settling Tank Kit (no filter) is $520
Settling basin kit is 26" diameter by 42" tall and includes: tank with lid, SDR35 and Sch40 rubber grommets for 4 inch inlet and outlet pipes, neoprene lid gasket, and tamper resistant lid fasteners. Filter with housing and handle kit pictured is sold separately for $69 or With tank fittings kit for $160 (see below).

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12 inch Riser Extension for Settling Tank adds $105

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18 inch Riser Extension for Settling Tank adds $150

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Greywater Filter with Housing and Handle Kit is $69
Housing tee fits both SDR35 and thicker wall Sch40 4 inch diameter pipe. You never have to replace this septic filter. Just hose it off once a year when you inspect the tank to see if it needs pumped of solids. In normal usage, this septic tank filter schluffs debris for self-cleaning operation.

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Greywater Settling Tank Fitting AND Filter Kit $160
Includes the $69 filter with housing and handle, PLUS 4" diameter sewer/drain SDR35 PVC fittings needed for typical tank installation: threaded cleanout, inlet and outlet beveled pipes, rubber seal grommets, inlet tee, three spare couplers, outlet tee housing which fits both 4" SCH40 and SDR35 pipe, and a hole saw kit. Filter housing is ABS plastic, so use a multi-plastic cement when attaching to PVC outlet pipe. Always prime all glue pipe joints first, before cementing.

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This 10 piece hole saw kit is included for free with our tank fitting and filter kit above for $160*. Every installation tends to be unique, so this free hole saw kit allows you to put the inlet, outlet, and inspection holes right where you need them. A nice touch that we continue to include for no extra charge with every tank fitting and filter kit. Trying to cut a round hole by hand or with a jigsaw can be a challenge, at best... risking ruin of the tank

Hole saw kit makes installation of your septic basin kit a breeze.

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Greywater leach field irrigation fittings kit for the do-it-yourself graywater irrigation system.

Greywater Leach Field Vent & Fittings Kit is $100*
enough fittings and vent grates for a standard greywater reuse leach field irrigation system
FREE Shipping to 48 states - we keep units in stock for quick shipment by the next business day

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Leach field kit includes: 4 atrium style vent grates, 6 tees, 4 90's, 6 caps, and three extra couplers (all 4 inch diameter PVC). We'll soon be adding more sample layout sketches illustrating basic greywater reuse leach fields (or planterbeds) using the fittings we provide, which are a good start on a larger system or plenty enough parts for a standard residential graywater reuse leach field. Atrium grates in tee fittings promote venting, which is the key to healthy soil and plant roots. Caps allow you to stop venting in exceptionally cold climates when winter tree root health dictates and to cap/plug the end of dead-end leach lines. Read more here... about recycling graywater leach field system designs using common PVC pipe fittings.

Greywater reuse fittings kit illustrated as used with orchard fruit trees

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Battery Operated Moisture Sensor Flood Alarm is $20
FREE US Mail Shipping - we keep units in stock for quick shipment by the next business day

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Battery powered flood alarm product detail page

Flood alarm moisture sensors are an integral part of many sustainable design systems and this one comes with a 5 year manufacturer replacement warranty! Sump pumps, cisterns, greywater tanks, greasetraps, and greywater filters alike can all benefit from this early warning overfill alarm. Washing machines, water heaters, pressure tanks and other household plumbing will leak, eventually. This flood alarm will let you know there's a problem with a piercing 110dB wail long before your couch starts to float away. This flood alarm's solid state circuitry is built into a 3 inch wide, 4.25 inch tall, and 1.5 inch deep sensor compartment. A single 9 volt battery powers the alarm and a battery saver feature keeps batteries fresh longer. Don't take chances with water damage. Protect yourself with a flood alarm. Read more here...

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Merchandise advertised online as Free Shipping only applies to the 48 contiguous United States of America. We do not ship Merchandise into Canada or Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Isles, APO/FPO, USPS mailboxes, freight forwarding services, or any off-shore island or international destination. We do not accept international credit cards for payment even when shipping within 48 contiguous United States. We do not accept personal checks or any money orders, other than US Postal Service money orders.

The use of this website,, is governed by the following Terms of Service Agreement ("TOSA"). This agreement shall constitute the whole agreement, in its entirety, between Architerra Enterprises, Inc. doing business as ("Merchant") and website visitor ("Client") and any purchaser ("Cardholder") of information, goods, or services ("Merchandise" or "Item" or "Shipment"). Merchant is referred to herein variously as: "", "Contractor", "Seller", "We", "Us" and "Our". Client hereby authorizes Merchant to perform work and supply information and any Merchandise or services as specified in writing by Merchant's invoice and automated email receipt from original purchase. Details within any email correspondence are secondary to the final invoice Merchandise description and online shopping cart receipt. By visiting website or by purchasing any service or Merchandise from Merchant, Client confirms and acknowledges reading, understanding, and accepting in-full this terms of service agreement. Client agrees without reservation to be legally bound by any and all terms and conditions contained herein. Signature and return of this TOSA form is not necessary for the terms and conditions herein to be valid and enforceable by law. Should Client use their own order form to make a purchase based upon price quote from Merchant, the terms and conditions contained herein shall be deemed primary, overruling any agreement incorporated within said Client purchase order or any implied contract. Print a copy of this TOSA for your records, but note current text posted online will be in effect should there be any dispute over terms of use. Should Client not understand or agree with TOSA, please email for clarification before purchasing Merchandise or using Merchant website any further.

Privacy and Security

Complete Client privacy and total security are primary concerns. We promise to never release Client information to anyone for any reason. This privacy policy extends to referral and reference requests. Rest assured, We will never give anyone your name and telephone number so they can call during dinner to ask about a product purchased from We promise you will never end up on a mailing list or get a sales call as a result of being one of Our Clients. secured server credit card processing service, that We have used for many years, has their own very strict privacy policy. is not given any access to credit card numbers during or after any shopping cart puchase made online with We reserve the right to refuse service to any potential Client at Our sole discretion without explanation.

Pricing and Payment

With the exception of the Servel gas refrigerators, only Colorado residents are responsible for paying state sales tax of 2.9%. You may be responsible for paying sales tax directly to your state revenue agency, but We do not collect sales tax outside of Colorado. We do not accept international credit cards, money orders or checks for payment and We do not ship into Canada or Mexico, Puerto Rico, Alaska, Hawaii or any off-shore or international destination. Merchandise advertised Free Shipping only applies to the 48 contiguous United States of America. Special Orders shipped outside the 48 contiguous states (HI, AK, PR, VI, Guam and APO/FPOs) require bank wire transfer payment (EFT) no other option, sorry. Will-call pickup at freight dock and drop shipments to a third party (receiver not being the credit card holder) are only possible with cashier check, US Postal money order or bank wire transfer EFT payment in advance. Email or fax 720-293-1705 with full shipping address and order details for a personal quote and payment invoice. Once invoice is completed, We can accept VISA and MasterCard orders online for fastest service or by phone at 800-563-9720, fax at 720-293-1705, email at Cashier's check, wire or US postal money order is recommended since they are treated as cash and orders ship immediately. Prices are subject to change without notice and do not include any applicable taxes (Colorado residents ONLY). On government and corporate accounts invoiced with payment due 'net thirty', the total amount must be received no later than thirty days after invoice date, not the Merchandise delivery date. Late payments are subject to a 2% monthly finance charge accrued from date of invoice. Package and individual Merchandise parts, components and product specifications are subject to change without notice. Special order items are bid on a case by case basis and quotes are generally good for thirty days unless otherwise notified. Price matching offers are only applicable before purchase is made, not after payment has been submitted for Merchandise. We offer only to price match advertised delivered cost for Kobe Range Hoods that ship via Fed-Ex Ground, not motor freight shipments on a pallet. We offer only to price match authorized Kobe dealers. Internet 'marketplaces' and auction sites commonly feature unscrupulous 'surplus Merchandise' retailers selling used, returns, and repackaged 'demo' units without proper disclosure. Unauthorized dealer surplus Merchandise is NOT covered under Kobe's manufacturer warranty and may well have hidden defects the surplus retailer will not cover. has long been an authorized dealer for Kobe Premium Series range hoods and We sell only brand new, factory-direct, fully warranted appliances.

Free 48 State Delivery

All shopping cart items are advertised as Free Shipping with no extra charge for delivery. Shipping and handling fees are factored into advertised total delivered price. Note shipping is only available to the 48 contiguous United States of America. We do not ship into Canada or Mexico, Puerto Rico, Alaska, Hawaii, Virgin Isles, APO/FPO mailboxes, or any off-shore or international destination. Inventory 'stock' items will ship within 2-3 business days from one of Our warehouses. Scheduled deliveries are not possible to arrange, but We automatically email tracking information after shipment, so you can anticipate delivery date. Motor freight deliveries do not include lift gate service to lower boxes onto the roadway, unless quoted with additional services. If need be, lift gate service to lower boxes onto roadway is available for an additional $65 to $100 fee. Street-side motor freight deliveries are not brought to your front door by the driver, like UPS and Fed-Ex package services. Client must meet motor freight truck deliveries on the street to unload and inspect shipments by hand before signing for Merchandise. Shipments must be accepted promptly within three days of arrival at local freight terminal or storage fees of +/- $50 per day, per pallet may apply. Any and all storage fees billed by trucking company are the sole responsibility of Client and must be reimbursed to Our company.

Fed-Ex and UPS Ground

Most shopping cart items ship via Fed-Ex or UPS Ground package delivery service. Package delivery services, unlike a motor freight carrier (see next paragraph), will allow us to file a hidden damage in transit claim for insurance reimbursement, but We are given less than a week to report it. Regardless of how well the exterior of container box appears, you must ALWAYS have the driver note ANY damage to shipping boxes in writing before signing. Then immediately, always take Merchandise completely out of its packaging and inspect ALL of the Merchandise, notifying us immediately should there be ANY hidden damage to Merchandise. Mechanical problems are covered under the manufacturer warranty, but hidden aesthetic damages (cosmetic dings, dents, broken Welds, significant scratches, or popped rivets) you discover than a week after delivery are not reimbursed or replaced by Fed-EX, manufacturer, Kobe, or Not saying that you or your Merchant caused the damage to the unit before or during installation, but that possibility exists when Merchandise is not properly inspected upon arrival. Additionally, any appearance (non-mechanical) flaws found after installation will not be reimbursed or replaced by freight carrier, Fed-EX, manufacturer, Kobe, or Merchandise that has been installed is not eligible for return or replacement by

Motor Freight Shipping

Servel refrigerators, Sun-Mar composters, larger custom shade panels and larger Kobe range hoods ship via motor freight 'common carrier', as noted on the website and receipt. Scheduled deliveries are not possible to arrange, but We automatically email tracking information after shipment, so you can anticipate delivery date.Common carrier motor freight is shipped on a pallet with boxes covered in clear plastic stretch-wrap and is defined as street-side motor freight drop, which differs from small package services like UPS and Fed-Ex, in that the truck driver does not bring Merchandise into your building or onto the porch. Street-side motor freight drop is a basic delivery service, often in a full-size tractor trailer, where driver parks in street while you unload and inspect the Merchandise. Kobe range hoods, shade panels, and Sun-Mar composters are not shipped with lift-gate service. You must unload boxes from the tractor trailer by hand. If you require lift gate service to lower the Kobe range hood down onto the roadway, with what they call a mechanical 'Tommy lift', it is available for an additional $65 to $100 fee. Please arrange and pay for this optional service at time of order. Always check the number of pieces (boxes) present against the stated waybill shipping receipt tally. As with any motor freight shipment from any distributor, be certain to carefully examine ALL of the Merchandise, not just the outside of shipping box(es), before signing and accepting delivery. It is imperative with motor freight shipments that ALL products be unboxed and fully inspected PRIOR to accepting delivery. Regardless of what the delivery driver may say, you MUST inspect fully before signing and accepting the delivery. It is the freight truck driver's job to wait while you open and inspect shipment for damages. Simply looking at the outside of the box(es) is NOT adequate. Damaged Merchandise (that particular box, not all the boxes) must be refused delivery. Once someone signs for shipment, it confirms Merchandise was received free of ANY damage and removes liability from the transportation carrier. We can only assume that damage reported later and not refused delivery, was caused by the Client, and not the freight carrier. Any subsequent attempt to file a claim for loss or damage will NOT be accepted by the transportation carrier, distributor, or Our company,

Returns and Cancellation

All returns, cancellations and/or exchanges must first be authorized in writing by at Client may not ship any Merchandise back until We supply return Merchandise authorization RMA number and address for the shipment. Orders often do not ship back to the same warehouse they shipped from originally. Contact us with invoice number and reason for return or exchange to obtain an RMA number and instructions. No returns, refunds or exchanges will be authorized more than 30 days after original purchase payment date. Design consultation services, DVDs, knit shade material, water tubes, greywater and septic system parts are not returnable for refund or exchange for any reason. Once payment has been made, custom panel orders are cut and enter the production system and cannot be cancelled after payment is made. No return on any remnants or discontinued items. Any authorized returns of Merchandise must be in the original carton, in new unused condition, and returned freight prepaid to Our designated warehouse. Merchandise originally shipped via motor freight carrier on a pallet, may not be returned via package delivery service such as UPS or Fed-Ex. Original actual shipping cost will be deducted from any refund due along with up to 15% restocking fee on the Merchandise. This restocking fee includes the 3% credit card processing on original purchase, which is not refunded by MasterCard or VISA. Please understand that items on Our website are advertised as "Free Shipping", which is to be understood as "there is no extra charge for delivery of PURCHASED Merchandise". UPS, USPS, Fed-Ex and motor freight carriers charge us a fee for delivery of Merchandise, which We must recoup on returns. Kobe, for instance, bills a flat-fee of $40 and $45 for business and residential Fed-Ex shipments and $162 and $186 for motor freight carrier drops. Sun-Mar and Servel units ship via motor freight carrier for anywhere from $120 to $300+ per unit, depending upon zip code and drop site designation. Kobe, Sun-Mar, Clivus Multrum, Quanics, Dometic and Servel returns are manufacturer-direct, drop ship items and may be subject to an additional manufacturer's restocking fee. Discontinued, clearance items are not eligible for return or exchange. If an item is returned without original packaging intact, or is damaged, found to be used, or otherwise not ready for resale, it may be refused and returned to sender at their expense, so always insure shipment.

Lost and Stolen Shipments

Tracking information is emailed following shipment on all orders so client can anticipate delivery date. Custom size shade panels are made-to-order and can take up to ten business days to produce and ship. All other 'stock items' normally ship within three business days. Should you not receive email shipping information, please send a request for tracking number in writing to: Note it can take up to 48 hours for a given tracking number to appear on transportation company website. During this time, shipment status may be listed as "order processed and ready for pickup". Traditionally, this just means the shipment has not yet reached transportation company terminal and scanned after being unloaded from truck that picked those package(s) up. Overdue shipments must be reported to merchant in writing within one week after anticipated delivery date. Cardholder hereby agrees that only two possibilities exist for a shipment that did not arrive as anticipated. Possibility #1) Transportation company shows shipment as still being in-transit. In this case, merchant will file a 'tracer' request on behalf of cardholder with transportation company and they will search for box(es) at all company freight terminals. Cardholder is required to fully cooperate by filling out any forms requested, returning any voice messages left, and replying to any email messages sent by transportation company or merchant. Your patience and consideration is required and greatly appreciated while transportation company attempts to find the shipment. Replacement or refund is authorized solely at merchant discretion. Cardholder is not permitted to cancel order. Cardholder is not permitted to dictate choice of replacement or refund. And cardholder is not permitted to dictate time frame for settlement and ultimate delivery date for merchandise. Possibility #2) Transportation company shows shipment as being delivered. In this case, merchant will file a 'lost shipment' claim on behalf of cardholder with transportation company. A lost shipment claim can take up to two weeks to resolve and unfortunately, the transportation company rarely, if ever, pays the insurance claim. Ideally, we only ship to cardholder, personally, at their residence or business 'home' credit card billing address, but regardless of designated drop site and receiving person and whether or not a signature was required at time of delivery, cardholder is solely responsible for merchandise security after drop is confirmed by transportation company. After transportation company confirms delivery to shipping address, no signature required, there will be no refund or replacement for lost or stolen merchandise for any reason. Cardholder must immediately file a theft report with their local police department for item stolen from property or designated drop site. Cardholder hereby agrees to relinquish any and all right to file a credit card chargeback sales reversal for merchandise lost in transit by transportation company or merchandise reported lost or stolen after delivery is confirmed by transportation company. Should cardholder file a chargeback in violation of this terms of service agreement, cardholder will be held responsible for reimbursement of any and all merchant services processing fees incurred as a result of the frivolous chargeback, which can be anywhere from $35 up to several hundred dollars.

Shade Panel Production

Our commercial grade knitted shadecloth carries a one year manufacturer's replacement warranty against defects in material and workmanship. You can expect at least 5 years of service when installed properly and well over ten years when used seasonally in a temperate climate. Client must inspect shade panels within one week of delivery in order to be able to report any damages. Rips, tears, and aesthetic damage you find more than one week after delivery are not reimbursed or replaced by the freight carrier or Additionally, merchandise that has been installed is not eligible for return or replacement for damage claims. Fabric is knitted polyolefin, primarily high density polyethylene HDPE, specially treated for durability and UV resistance. Wind damage from loose panel whipping, snagging, and abrading against the structure or cable framework is much more harmful in the long run than simple exposure to sunlight. Knit shade material should be installed hung underneath, not pulled across the top of cable or framework, to avoid abrasion and snagging damage. Chemical, fire, heat, abrasion, and snagging damage are not covered under manufacturer warranty. Shade panel warranty inspection returns must be authorized in advance and returned freight prepaid to designated location for visual inspection. will only pay the cost to ship warranty repaired or replaced merchandise back to client after inspection confirms damage was a material or workmanship defect. The following are trade-standard, non-valid reasons for requesting warranty inspection: First, there is no up-down, right-left, top-bottom or front-back reference point for any panel. Panel 'Width and Length' are measured from outside-edge to outside-edge of the sewn perimeter hem at the four corners only. Knit material has inherent tension and flex in the looming process that will resolve aesthetic issues when installed taut with rope lacing. Grommets on one side of panel are unlikely to line up with grommets on the opposite side or from one grommeted pinch pleat to the next. Exact one foot on-center grommet spacing, specific grommeted pinch pleat centering, and special placement on a particular side for grommets is not warranted. Any panel over 12 foot wide may have a noticeable factory knitted loom splice seam without notice in advance since the 20, 26, and 32 foot wide stock roll width fabrics are manufactured on side-by-side looms. We traditionally cover this seam with a grommeted pinch pleat, but it is possible to order plain cloth without a center GPP, per automated quoting form. Aesthetic issues are not warranted. For instance, the White 50% color knitted shade material can sometimes arrive with patches of orange discoloration and spotting as a result of the manufacturing process. This discoloration will dissipate after installation in the sunlight. Shade material may always be slightly wrinkled from rolling onto storage tube or shipping and knit appearance can vary from sample swatches presented and may also vary between various stock widths. Minor aesthetic flaws in knit appearance, stitching, and snags are not a structural panel failure problem and not warranted. Shade material is lockstitch knitted to prevent structural unraveling. Longevity is the same regardless of aesthetic appearance flaws in the fabric knit or perimeter webbing. If need be, one can use needle and thread to pull small flaws together and super-glue sealed. It is not considered a warranty-related defect unless it affects panel performance. Special fire resistant certified shade materials are not available. The finish 'Length' ordered is what we produce by cutting enough fabric to fold hem and GPP. The only time to anticipate deviation in finish dimension purchased is when 'Width' is a stock material width of 6, 8, 10, 12, 20, 26 and 32 foot. Then, finish 'Width' is likely going to be two to three inches less after folding and sewing perimeter hem and any length-wise grommeted pinch pleats. ALL other times, the size panel you request is the finish size we do our very best to produce. Knitted shade netting is inherently difficult to work with due to tension releasing when cut to custom sizes, so trade-standard warranty for free replacement is a four inch tolerance. As measured at four corners, any error of five inches, or more, is warranted for free remake, replacement, or refund at our sole discretion. This accuracy guarantee does not apply to shapes other than rectangles or any panel dimension over 32 foot. Errors of less than five inches are considered for remedy on a case-by-case basis only when the panel has not been installed and can be resold as a new-unused remnant. Special grommet placement requests are not warranted and grommet spacing at exactly one foot on center is not warranted. Click here for knit shade material engineering specifications and product MSDS sheet.

Warranty and Warnings

Merchandise purchased from is covered only under that product's manufacturer warranty. Client is solely responsible for presenting all claims under those warranties directly to the warrantor. makes no consultation, service work, or system design warranties, whether express or implied and shall not in any way be held responsible for any customer misuse of Our products or misunderstanding of any and all of Our designs, whether express or implied. All responsibility and liability for any and all damages caused by viruses contained within the electronic files of this site are disclaimed. All information contained within this site and supplied by any and all consultations, design work and service work is governed by the following information disclaimer. Be aware that septic tank effluent, composting toilet materials, and greywater alike contain bodily fluids and as such are regulated as Hazardous Materials by the Federal government. Such hazardous materials (raw sewage) should be handled only by licensed professionals trained in the proper safety procedures and using proper safety equipment. If you are unsure of the correct handling and safety procedures, please check with your local health department for more detailed information.

Installation and Liability

Merchandise purchased from or through must be installed by a licensed professional installer and in accordance with manufacturer's specifications and local/state/federal electrical, plumbing, health and building department regulations. Building department regulation requirements differ from one town to the next and it is the Client's sole responsibility to ensure compliance. This is particularly important with hard-wired electric kitchen appliances and hoods, gas refrigerators, septic systems, greywater projects, and composting toilets. Even shade panel installations can come under local regulatory scrutiny (pull permits) in some parts of the United States. Client understands that shade panels are not rated for any fire resistance and hereby confirms that no fire resistance has been expressed or implied by Seller for Merchandise. Client is solely responsible for purchasing (pulling), and coordinating all of the inspections for all of the necessary electrical, plumbing, grading, road, health and building permits for their project. Some of these services, as requested, can be provided to Our Summit County, Colorado Clients where is a licensed and insured general Contractor (license number 6) and septic system installer (license number 69). is not an architectural nor an engineering firm. We do Our best to consult on your project, but site specific engineering, load calculations, soil viability testing, and/or custom blueprinting are not included in any consultation service or system package We sell.

Art and Data Release

Client does hereby irrevocably consent to and authorize the anonymous use and reproduction by Us, or anyone authorized by Us, of any and all artwork, digital images, or stories submitted via email, phone or fax. Our primary concern is protection of your privacy. We never release Client information to anyone for any reason, so any use would be purely anonymous. We will not pay a fee or provide compensation of any sort, now or hereafter, for information, solicited or otherwise, that We share. Client hereby agrees to allow reproductions to be presented online or in printed format and hereby gives Us unrestricted right and permission to copyright and use, re-use, publish, and republish artwork, stories or digital images submitted without restriction as to changes or reproduction hereof in color or otherwise, made through any and all media now or hereafter known for illustration, art, promotion, advertising, trade, or any other purpose whatsoever. This agreement shall be binding upon Client and their heirs, legal representatives and assigns.

Information Disclaimer

The information from or through this site and from or through Architerra Enterprises, Inc. (d.b.a. The Natural Home Building source and is provided 'as-is', 'as available', and any and all warranties, express or implied, are disclaimed (including but not limited to the disclaimer of any implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose). We are not an engineering or architectural design firm. We are not licensed electricians or plumbers. We do not accept any legal liability whatsoever for any 'errors and omissions' perceived or otherwise. Any and all consultation given, or website information provided, may contain typos, errors, omissions, problems, or other limitations. Merchandise specifications are subject to change at any time by manufacturer without any advance notice from Our company or the manufacturer. Product specifications and installation instructions are likewise subject to possible error and may change at any time without Our knowledge. Blueprints, sketches, and any written consultation are provided for informational educational purposes only and not intended for construction-ready application without approval first by locally licensed structural engineer and local building department regulations. Our sole and entire maximum liability for any inaccurate information, for any reason, and user's sole and exclusive remedy for any cause whatsoever, shall be limited to the amount paid by the customer for the information received (if any cost was involved). We are not liable for any indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages including but not limited to damages for loss of business, loss of profits, litigation, or the like, whether based on breach of contract, breach of warranty, tort (including negligence), product liability or otherwise, even if advised of the possibility of such damage. The limitations of damages set forth above are fundamental elements of this website, communications, and information provided without such limitations. No representations, warranties or guarantees whatsoever are made as to the accuracy, adequacy, integrity, reliability, currentness, completeness, suitability or applicability of the information to a particular situation. Complaints by Client to any rating agency, company review, or personal referral concerning Merchant or Merchandise in direct disregard of this terms of service agreement are to be considered libel and will be prosecuted as such, if need be.

Consultation and Service

Written and verbal consultation on the specifics of any project is governed by this terms of service agreement, with or without purchase of Merchandise. Technical assistance is different with us because Our staff members live with what We sell. Housing, septic, composting and greywater systems all include free on-going consultation, so We'll take the time to answer your questions and ensure your project is a success. At the very least, We strive to save you money by avoiding costly mistakes, both short and long term. If We don't have an answer to your question right on the spot, We'll take the time to research it further and get back to you. We can consult on the phone, if you wish, but email allows us to much more completely answer your questions with sketches and links to related articles. Keeping everything in writing is a sure way to avoid any confusion with "you said he said" situations later. Our sustainable housing products are low-tech in nature, but their design is typically complicated by the seemingly endless installation variables for unique locations and applications. Any and all consultation (blueprints, photos, written word and sketches) purchased from are the intellectual, copyrighted property of HTM house plans, septic system packages and greywater kit components Were designed and priced for the typical home and based upon the average soil type. Whether or not your local building department requires stamped engineer approval, you are well advised to take sample blueprints, sketch plans, and system consultation suggestions to a local professional engineer (PE). Local PEs are familiar with your soil type and more aware of unique building codes and concerns in your area. Most importantly, a local PE is readily available for the necessary site visits. your PE is then responsible for preparing a folder of notes and details which confirm the structural integrity, viability and liability for your project. is not an architectural design nor an engineering firm. We do Our best to consult on your project, but site specific engineering, load calculations, soil viability testing and/or custom blueprinting are not included in any consultation service or system package We sell. Communication is intended only for the paid Client recipient(s) and may be confidential and/or legally privileged and must be treated as such in accordance with state and federal laws. Any disclosure, copying, distribution or action taken in reliance on the content is strictly prohibited.

Fiberglass Water Tubes

Water Tube and Cap ("Item") is manufactured for Client on special order basis by an independent company ("Manufacturer"). Manufacturer's warranty and guarantee, and special terms and conditions of sale and delivery apply to this Item. No warranty or guarantee is provided, expressed, or implied by Merchant, Merchant and Manufacturer do not assume any liability or responsibility for damage in transit. Only the transportation company is responsible for damage in transit. Before signing and receiving Item from transportation company, Client should demand to see packing list from Item shipment. If shipment is short Item (for instance: three caps, not four) or damaged (any Item defects), refuse the goods until the transportation agent notes the shortage or damage in writing on the freight receipt waybill. Always require a copy of the annotated waybill with shortage or damage noted in writing and signed/initialed by driver.Watch for hidden damage and inspect all Items fully before signing and accepting the shipment from a freight carrier. Client signature is testament that Item arrived in the proper amount and in undamaged condition. Hidden damage or shortage (anything found after delivery) is Client's sole responsibility to file claim with transportation company. Merchant and Manufacturer do not assume any responsibility or liability for Item damage during/after installation. Manufacturer guarantees Item is up to its established standard of manufacture as to material and workmanship. In all claims, liability is limited to replacement of the invoice value of any Item claimed to be defective. Client assumes all risk and liability whatsoever resulting from the use of such Item, whether used singly or in combination with other substances. The materials purchased hereunder (Item) shall be examined and tested upon receipt thereof, and before the materials are used and within thirty days from such receipt, Client shall notify Merchant in writing of any claims on account of quality thereof. Failure to so notify Merchant shall constitute a waiver of all claims with respect to Item, and in any event the use of Item by Client shall be deemed to mean satisfactory performance on the Item and Merchant. No claim of any kind (whether as to Item delivered or for non-delivery of Item) shall be greater in amount than the purchase price of Item covered hereby with respect to which any damages are claimed. Merchant and Manufacturer will accept no returns unless previously authorized in writing with Return Merchandise Agreement. Item returned without RMA written permission is liable to non-acceptance and return at expense of Client. RMA will specify 25% restocking fee on Item, plus deduction for original cost of crating and shipping, plus Client is responsible for all return shipping arrangements and all related expenses. There are no promises, agreements, or understandings between Client and Merchant and Manufacturer not contained in this document. Should you use your own form to make a purchase based on a price quote from Merchant, the conditions contained herein shall be deemed to be incorporated in said order or contract or invoice.