With much of the country experiencing serious drought, many of us are looking for ways to save water. Fortunately, water doesn't have to be single use. Grey water, water that has been used once, but isn't seriously contaminated with things like human waste, can be reused for tasks such as flushing a toilet or watering a garden.
Grey Water System at Home
Check out this video from Peak Moment to learn how to create a grey water system in your home, so you can make the most of this precious resource.
Grey water is the wastewater that is generated from our everyday activities such as washing dishes, doing laundry or showering. It is not something that you can drink, but it is not considered black water, which is polluted waste water from a toilet.
You can collect grey water and safely recycle it for some other uses, like for watering your plants or washing your automobile.Just imagine all the water that goes down the drain while you run the washing machine or shower. With the grey water system, you can re-use water in your home.
Here are a few benefits of recycling water
- Less force on treatment plants or septic tanks
Wastewater use significantly extends the life and efficiency of septic systems. For municipal wastewater treatment systems, reduced flow of wastewater means increased performance of treatment and lower costs.
- Plant growth
Grey water system makes it possible for a landscape to flourish where water is not readily available to support plant growth.
- Remarkably efficient distillation
Grey water is treated to a high degree in the uppermost biologically active part of the soil. This helps to protect the quality of natural region and groundwater.
Considering the advancement of a bigger population and diminishing water resources in the most parts of the world, recycling water looks like a smart solution.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on August 12, 2015, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.