Greywater wetland inlet
The inlet of a greywater
wetland can be
trouble if you don't plan carefully. This is where the most tasty
(from a dog's point of view) gunk is going to land, so you want to
close it in to prevent nibbling. Water will also be gushing out
of the pipes with quite a bit of force here, so it's handy to make a
solid bottom in this area to prevent erosion.
The pipes aren't in
place yet, but they'll be bringing water in from the top-left side of
the picture above. I simply laid bricks loosely on the ground and
put a few on the downhill side to further break up the flow.
I'd been saving these
fire bricks since they hold their shape much better in freezing, wet
conditions than the bricks that made up the bulk of the chimney.
I assume "Davis Savage," which is stamped on each fire brick, refers to
some long-ago local brick manufacturer. I only had enough fire
bricks to coat the bottom of the inlet, but that'll probably be the
spot that stays wet longest and will need to be strongest.
Some river rocks laid
loosely on top may or may not be enough to keep Lucy out. We'll
have to wait and see. I can hardly wait until these bricks moss
over and the greywater trickles down them like a tiny waterfall.
Our chicken waterer is the perfect gift for a backyard chicken-keeper.
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