Reasons to Reuse Grey Water

Plants thrive on used water more than on clean drinking water. This is because of the small amounts of compost present in used water (grey water). Not only that, grey water reuse can solve a lot of ecological problems, and this solution can hold for years to come. Therefore, it is a huge waste to irrigate using clean drinking water instead of using grey water. It also has other benefits over clean water:

  1. Since better results can be achieved when it comes to irrigation, the use of grey water ensures a reduction in the usage of fresh water.
  2. Grey water can be used in many places instead of fresh water, and therefore saves a lot of money as well. All water, except black water, can be recycled for outdoor use.
  3. It puts less load or strain on the local treatment plant.
  4. Grey water recycling can be done by using less energy, as it can be done under your own trees or in the soil where you plant vegetation. This also encourages you to use fewer toxic chemicals, and dump them down the drain.
  5. It also helps in recharging the groundwater.
  6. As discussed above, the compost present in grey water helps with the plant growth. It also helps vegetation flourish where fresh water may not be available.
  7. Its reuse does not let any nutrients present inside go to waste.

Grey water has a lot of other benefits as well, and its recycling and reuse can help fight California’s terrible drought! And Second Generation Water Solutions¬†helps you achieve just that by making the installation of Laundry to Landscape conversation easier.


Grey Water vs. Black Water

Grey water is wash water. It is also known as sullage. Sullage is defined as the water waste from household sinks, showers, and baths, but not toilets. Grey water is all the water waste excepting toilet wastes and food wastes. The grey water from households comprises of more then 50% of household waste water.

People usually assume that all household water wasted is useless. However, grey water and toilet waste water (called black water) have a few significant distinctions. One of them is that grey water is almost as clean as drinking water (called potable water). And because of this quality, grey water is and can be treated differently.

Another distinction is that the amount of nitrogen in grey water is much less than black water. Of all the pollutants found in our potential drinking water supply, nitrogen is one of the most difficult to remove. However, almost 90% of nitrogen content in the household waste water comes from black water (toilet waste water).

Researchers and medical professionals have proved that most human pathogens are found in feces. And these pathogens and organisms are found in black water (toilet waste water). There is an insignificant amount of human waste present in grey water, but it is degenerated effectively by the soap.

Furthermore, according to research, grey water has a much faster rate of decomposition than black water. This is because of the type and little amount of the pollutants in the grey water.

As explained above, grey water contains only traces of nitrogen and human waste. It also decomposes quickly. Because of all these reasons, it should be treated differently than black water. And according to California Code, grey water can be reused, and routed back to the landscape to be used again. Not only is it easy, it is also very inexpensive to fight California’s drought by treating and managing the grey water from our households by the installation of a Laundry to Landscape System (L2L). It will not only help reuse grey water, but also save you money. Create a sustainable future with 2GWater!

Why is there a dire need of Grey Water?

Grey Water in California comes from your washing machines, shower and bathtubs. Law of California allows this water to be re-used and routed back to your landscape. The first step to help California fight this terrible drought is the installation of an L2L, aka Laundry to Landscape, system. Having this system installed you can save water, irrigate more and reduce the burden on local sewer system all while saving money. Come! Be a part of this campaign for sustainable future with 2G Water Solutions.