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.