Water Ecology

To preserve water, one of the earth’s most precious resources, Gibb’s Farm water ecology practices include:

  • 100% of grey-water from kitchens, bathtubs, rainwater and laundry is recycled into organic farms and gardens via a reed plant filtration system.
  • The largest solar panel array in northern Tanzania heats 90% or the farm’s water.
  • Treatment systems use bio-digesting septic tanks and French drain leach fields.
  • Pure well water, filtered through a Katadyn filter, provides drinking water and ice. Bottled water purchases are discouraged.
  • Non-potable water comes from three sources: a 50-year-old dam built in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, piped to the vegetable and flower gardens; reed plant-filtered grey water; and well water.