The following article with information about grey water recycling benefits was posted by the on the Envirohaven.com blog on November 13, 2013. Hope you find it interesting.
If you are looking to incorporate grey water recycling into an existing home, unless you are able to do the work yourself, you’ll most likely find it complicated, and probably cost prohibitive. The site linked to in this article, Grey Water Action, is packed full of information that I hope you will find helpful.
When building a new home in more arid climate zones, creating a separate drain system for sinks and showers to a filtration system and holding tank for outdoor use does not require much additional time or material expense. Most consumers looking to be environmentally responsible in those areas will probably agree that the benefit will outweigh the expense over time. If budget is a concern during the construction process, the preliminary plumbing can be done so that the tank and filtration system can be added at a later time.
If you’re in the process of building a new home, it’s best to ask your plumber for more details.
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