Greywater reuse has become a sustainable long-term solution
Greywater is water that has been used for washing dishes, washing clothes, or bathing. Basically, any water, other than toilet waste, draining from a household is greywater. Although this used water may contain grease, food particles, hair, or other contaminants, it may still be suitable for reuse. A system for household wastewater recycling can be installed for your property.
Wastewater Recycling Systems
Both new construction and retrofit wastewater recycling systems are available. The average family of four may use over 25,000 gallons of water each month! More than half of this water can be reused to water their lawns and gardens. This may reduce your water bill by as much as 50%!
Reusing greywater serves two purposes: it reduces the amount of fresh water needed to supply a household, and reduces the amount of wastewater entering sewer or septic systems. A landscape direct system can easily be installed by a plumber familiar with greywater systems and the use of a diverter valve. Another options is called a “branched drain” system which sends the water from showers and sinks to mulch basins. Heritage Plumbing can also provide more complicated systems for commercial use. Call us today to talk with a knowledgeable plumber about your needs.
Something to note, if you plan to use greywater recycling, you will need to use greywater-friendly soaps and cleansers so harmful chemicals won’t damage your landscape. And if you plan to use it in your garden, be sure you don’t use it to water root vegetables or plants with edible fruit that may come in contact with it.
Heritage plumbing can provide a passive reliable means of wastewater recycling at a relatively low cost. As the population density increases, regulators and public health officials responsible for water quality have emphasized the need for regulations based on sound science and real performance.