There are many things that can be done to conserve water, such as features like low-flow plumbing fixtures and rain water collection systems. There are also ways that you can recycle grey water, which can be used for things like irrigation or flushing toilets in your home. It can even be filtered and stored for non-potable water uses around your home like cleaning. Here are some of the features that you may want to consider to conserve water by reusing the grey water waste:
1. Using The Grey Water In Your Home To Water A Garden
Grey water can be a great way to directly irrigate the garden outside of your home, and this is probably one of the simplest solutions. The grey water can be diverted to directly water areas like flower beds and vegetable gardens. Water containing harsh chemicals like bleach should be avoided in areas like vegetable gardens. To avoid problems, consider using natural cleaning products that do not cause harsh chemicals that can pollute gardens.
2. Filtration To Directly Reuse Water For Home Plumbing
The grey water can also be collected for reuse inside your home. Since this waste water can carry bacteria, you will want to have a special filtration system installed. This is usually a small septic storage tank and filter that can be installed in areas behind sinks or in a utility closest. This water can be filtered and then used in toilets and other appliances in your home that do not require potable water. Another example can be a closed loop geothermal or solar heating system for renewable energy on your home that reuses grey water.
3. Filtering And Storing Leftover Grey Water For Outdoor Cleaning
There may also be the need to store the grey water in your home. This can be because you want to use the water for different tasks like cleaning outdoors. Just like the water in your home, you will want to filter the grey water that you store outside of your home. This can be done with many different types of filters, such as a simple gravel and sand filtration setup. The water can then go to a buried tank, which will prevent any odors that come from grey water, though the filtration system will prevent most of the odors.
These are some of the solutions that you may want to consider to begin a grey water recycling system in your home. If you need help with things like storage and filtration, contact a septic installation service and talk with them about installing the equipment you need to start reusing your grey waste water. To learn more, contact a company like South West Plumbing.