What is the most efficient way to trap condensation from the air conditioning unit and recycle the water in our garden?

Asked by Patinya Ambuel
Falls Church, VA


Danny Kelly

Answered by Danny Kelly

Charlotte, NC

Kelly McArdle Construction

September 8, 2010

Most condensate drains drain to the exterior of the home releasing water at your foundation.

  • It is good to keep this water away from your foundation, if you can water the garden with it, even better. 
  • If your garden is close by, you can simply install a hose to the bottom of your condensate drain. 

Run the hose to your garden and drill some holes in it to release the water.


For more information:

Read Richard Heller's Q&A "How can I create a permeable pathway for my water-wise garden?"

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