Grey Water Recycling

Grey water recycling saves money and reduces waste

Grey water recycling is the use of water from non-toilet plumbing fixtures, such as showers, basins, and taps. It is advisable to exclude water from kitchens and dishwashers from grey water recycling because of the potential for contamination by pathogens. One of the most common sources of grey water is waste water from washing machines. Grey water is typically used on gardens, but recycled grey water can also be re-used indoors for toilet flushing and clothes washing. Grey water cannot be stored for more than 24 hours.

Grey water recycling is ideal for keeping gardens alive during summer

Many people implement homemade grey water recycling solutions that simply direct waste washing machine water onto lawns and garden beds. While this is not necessarily a bad thing, it can lead to consequences which strengthen the case for a properly integrated grey water recycling system. A properly integrated grey water recycling system will filter out most particles found in grey water such as soap scum, food scraps and worse. A properly integrated system will also pump the grey water to the garden through sub-surface irrigation, where any remnant toxins or pathogens will not be harmful to humans or animals.