Did you know the average American uses 70 gallons of water every day? Eco-friendly is always the way to go, if possible, and includes any water systems you use in your home. Read on to learn how greywater systems are more eco-friendly than other choices.
What is a greywater system?
A greywater system is a way to be more environmentally friendly with your home water usage. Greywater comes from your washing machine, bathroom sink, showers and sometimes dishwasher. The wastewater from your bathrooms is called black water. Most of the water in homes, around 50-80%, falls into the greywater category. This means it can be collected for reuse.
How do Greywater Systems work?
Greywater systems work by capturing all the water from components in your home that use greywater. This includes sinks, showers, and washing machines. The greywater drains into a surge tank that takes all the water and slows down the flow. From there, the water slows down enough so that any solids move on to the bottom, and the clean water continues.
Are greywater systems expensive to install?
The average greywater system costs are much less expensive than one would think. Most of the costs go towards labor because the components themselves are inexpensive. A plumber is sometimes required during the installation process, but that service is generally inexpensive as well.
How Much water can a greywater system save you?
On average, a greywater system can save a family of 4 around 2,600 gallons of water a year. This is not only a huge savings for your family, but for the surrounding environment. This means far less water running through city water treatment facilities. It also limits the amount of freshwater your home needs, cutting down utility costs significantly.
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