Garden with Less Water Using the Ri-Treat Waste Water Treatment System

As the weather warms, many of us experience a condition where our thumbs begin to turn green, the outdoors beckons, and the dirt calls us to dig in and get planting. If you love to garden, or simply love to have a green lawn, it’s a given you will spend ample time watering your property. […]

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Tips for Planting Around a Septic Tank

Do you feel that? That’s the sun shining down and warming us up after a cold winter. And sunshine and warmth mean it’s time to start thinking about gardening. For those of us with septic tanks, that means thinking about the plants around your septic tank. How do you know where to plant and what […]

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Water Your Garden AND Conserve Water

Do you want a beautiful garden but worry it might conflict with your desire to conserve water? We say you can have your garden and conserve water with the Ri-Treat Waste Water System! You deserve to have beautiful things in your life while feeling good about caring for our environment. The following tips will help you make smart choices […]

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Gardens Over Septic Tank Soakaways

When planning a garden, you may not think about your septic tank, but maybe you should. More specifically, you need to understand the do’s and don’ts of planting in or around your septic tank soakaway, also known as a soakage trench or drainage field. First, what is a septic tank soakaway? A septic tank soakaway […]

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Compost to Conserve Water

Water conservation can be achieved using many methods.  We’ve talked about a lot of them, but one method we haven’t touched on yet is composting. Yes, composting can actually help us conserve water! Let’s start at the beginning by answering the question, what is compost? Quite simply, compost is decomposed organic matter. It is generally […]

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Plants for Your Low Water Backyard Garden

Garden plants help to define spaces and provide shade, screening and privacy. While you want the plants to be attractive, here in South Australia it is important to choose plants that have low water needs. To help you get started, Hunter Water has compiled a list of such plants which we share here: Small Trees: Crepe […]

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