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Gray water recycling system from home to garden during shemitah

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I recently hooked up a gray water recycling system from my house to the garden. My garden is approximately 200 m2, including 80 m2 of grass, 10 fruit trees, a living fence, and annual and perennial ornamental plants. I have about 500 drip pipes that run off of the system. Every day an average of 300 L of water runs out to the garden.

Is it possible to continue using the system during the shemitah year?


Rabbi Avraham Socholovsky

When using the water (when washing dishes, showering, etc.), you are not intending to water the garden or perform any agricultural melachah. For this reason, if is permissible to continue using the system.