Greywater Best Practices

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:

  1. Water contaminated with fecal matter must not be reused. That’s strictly for the sewers.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Do not use greywater to irrigate crops that produce edibles.
  5. It is generally best to not store grey water in any open containers as the present in it can spread.
  6. Keep your kids and pets away from gray water.
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How GreyWater Recycling Helps the Water Supply System

GrayWater is waste water that is usually generated from household sinks and laundry. When directly recycled with the help of an on-site grey water recycling system, it can greatly help the environment and the general water infrastructure.

The first use of greywater comes in the form of household use. With the exception of kitchen sinks, it can be used for the purposes of flushing and washing cars and other household chores that involve water. This greatly reduces the need for water that comes from the city water supply, thereby reducing load on it. Because the greywater is being recycled at home rather than the local water treatment plant, it greatly reduces the burden on the treatment plant. What that means is that the plant has less water to purify and therefore will handle the water it has to treat more efficiently and effectively. That indirectly means that the local water treatment plant will supply cleaner water to homes, which will benefit those with gray water recycling systems as well.