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    Waste water disposal

    how do I deal with the issue of disposing of used hydroponic nutrients legally?

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    Re: waste water disposal

    I do not think the EPA would approve. I need to dispose of 500 gallons of water?

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    Re: waste water disposal

    I need to dispose of 600 gallons of water every 30 days? HOW?

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    Re: waste water disposal

    heat it till its gone...

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    Re: waste water disposal

    I am assuming your concerned about polluting the enviroment....

    If you have public sewers, and don't have septic systems... just ascertain what kind of system your town is using... most go to treatment plants, if that is the case... just pour it down the drain and let them deal with it.... its a hell of alot less harmful than the bleach and other soap products your washer machine sends their way to handle.

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    Re: Waste water disposal

    High. If you live in a city with a public water supply and sewage system, you shouldn't have any trouble putting it down the drain. Can you get it to a lawn or garden from where it's at? I don't have 500+ gallons, but I pump my used nute fluid(50gals) to my lawn and flower garden and they seem to love it! They don't care whether it's bloom or veg ferts or what strength, they love it. I also discard my fishtank water there to good results as well. It's against the law to harvest rain water in my city So I try to keep as much of it as I can.
    You put a lot worse down the drain when you do laundry or use harsh chemical cleaners. I can't imagine you are using anything toxic if your plants are growing in it, right? It's very cool that you're thinking green, but your used nutes aren't toxic and your water reclamation dept. will take care of the rest for ya with no damage to the environment.