Grey Water

Posted by: Saving Water SA (Cape Town, South Africa) –┬ápartnered with Water Rhapsody conservation systems
31 October 2009

Grey water (or gray water) is neither fresh nor polluted water and must be distinguished from black water, a term used for dirty water, i.e. sewage water and water with high concentrations of toxic chemicals or wastewater containing significant food residues.

Typically a grey water system recycles water from baths, basins, showers and washing machines to irrigate lawns and gardens.

In the traditional sense grey water is fed through a filter to a pump chamber where the water is automatically released via a drive pipe to a garden sprinkler system. An average household in South Africa could expect their water bill to reduce by around 35%.

Garden irrigation is, however, not the only use for grey water; it can also be recycled to toilet cisterns. Diverting grey water to toilet cisterns can increase savings significantly for homes without gardens, or flats.

Garden Rhapsody by Water Rhapsody Conservation Systems

Garden Rhapsody by Water Rhapsody Conservation Systems

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