Being a good earthy, sustainable living guy... and being in the middle of homestead planning and land searching... one of the most difficult issues my wife and I are probably going to be dealing with is how to dispose of our grey water and black water. We're psyched to do the composting toilet route... this much we're definite on... and a composting toilet system would seem to be ok with local officials in the places we're looking for land in central New York. The tricky part is dealing with grey water. Ideally, we would like to re-use water from the shower, laundry, bathroom and kitchen sinks. When the weather is warm, we would use it to water perennial plants (not our gardens of course). When the weather is cold, or when we couldn't use it to water anything, we'd just divert it to a dry well so it could percolate back into the subsoil. We'd have a grease trap on the outgoing grey-water to catch all the gunk that would float to the top... scrape off this grease and the oils once a week and drop it into the composting toilet. All of this in lieu of a septic system. This would last longer than a septic system, be less complicated than a septic system, and hopefully save money. Now, have any of you done this type of set-up? How has it flown with the local officials? Problem in the northeast is that the ground freezes... and that spooks the local building code officials into thinking you're going to end up with a cess-pool. Thanks if anyone has any advise on this!