Greywater is a great way to recycle mildly-contaminated water for general household use. It reduces the load on the local water supply and treatment centers and also conserves water. However, there are some points that every gray water user must know to get the most out of it, as mentioned below:
- Water contaminated with fecal matter must not be reused. That’s strictly for the sewers.
- Water from sinks is often thought to be safe for greywater use. However if you are rinsing dirty diapers in the sink, this obviously does not hold true anymore. Be mindful of what you do at the sink.
- If the grey water is to be used for irrigation purposes, make sure that its source is free from toxic chemicals. Common toxic household products include bleach, rat poison and so on.
- Do not use greywater to irrigate crops that produce edibles.
- It is generally best to not store grey water in any open containers as the present in it can spread.
- Keep your kids and pets away from gray water.