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Epoxy a bunch of bricks and/or pressure treated 2x4s to the driveway. The climate is super-dry, and because of the pitch of your driveway and the amount of water on it, you only really need to contain about a 1/2' high wall of water, and it doesn't matter if it leaks a bit as long as most of the water is directed down the drain. For the truly cheap, laying ...


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You could offer to install a trenchdrain into your neighbours sand. depending on your runoff, that should solve the problem. unless you want to go with the above solution and build a mound, which may or may not be a better solution depending on the way the water runs, i.e. you dont really want the water to pool on your side.


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It's not to plumbing code if it's just discharged onto the yard. If used for subsurface irrigation, it can be a compliant greywater system, with the plants acting as a biofilter. The issue being that the Laundry has potential for fecal coliform (of course, if you wash with soap, most of them will be dead, but that's the reasoning, ignoring that soap and ...


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What you are looking for is the Laundry-To-Landscape system: http://oasisdesign.net/greywater/laundry/ This system works very well and is easy to implement yourself at very lost cost. I have implemented it myself and it works perfectly, providing much needed irrigation water to my parched desert yard (not a problem in Mississippi I imagine!). And unless ...


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..Your driveway would be the cracked concrete slab to the left, I assume? If the picture is not misleading, there appears to be some slope towards the street. If so, rent a concrete saw or buy a concrete blade for a saw you own (but unless you own a water-cooled saw, a rental saw that is water-cooled will generally do a better job, faster) and cut a bunch ...


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Throw some bales of barley straw into the water. Barley straw is often used to control algae in fish/garden ponds. I've had pretty good luck using it in my pond. I hear that when the barley decomposes it releases/creates hydrogen peroxide and kills the algae. Another thing you might try is adding snails and/or tadpoles to the water. They'll eat the algae ...


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First, what's wrong with algae? Other than the visual, it won't hurt you. Some cultures actually harvest and eat it. I have ditch next to my house with some algae. It's home to a toad family. I have a couple solutions for you. The best is to fix the ditch pitch so water doesn't collect. If you have a plethora of green stuff, try switching to a lower ...



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