Greywater recycling has become more common in homes that wish to reduce their water bills, as it can help minimize the burden on septic systems or municipal infrastructure. However, greywater needs to be used carefully as it can make householders ill and kill plants if you are a proud plant parent! Our Ocala plumbers at Sunshine Plumbing & Gas are here to teach you about greywater recycling systems that you can use for your home!
Interested in installing a greywater recycling system for your home? Our team of Ocala Plumbers can install one of these systems for you! Contact Sunshine Plumbing and Gas today to request a free estimate on any of our plumbing services!
What Is Greywater?
Greywater is a term that refers to domestic water drained from sinks, showers, bathtubs, and washing machines. This excludes water from the dishwasher. It often contains a lot of grease and other organic material and water from flushing toilets, known as black water, and can contain harmful materials.
What Is Greywater Recycling?
Greywater typically contains small amounts of dust, food, grease, hair, detergents, and even fecal matter, but despite this, greywater can be filtered, treated, and reused. To collect greywater, your home must have a double-pipe drainage system and a number of coarse filters, which will help prevent clogged pipes. Our Ocala plumbers can install and service greywater recycling systems. Get in touch with us today to schedule service!
Benefits Of Greywater Recycling
Reduced Energy Consumption
As the demand for freshwater decreases, energy demand is reduced in turn, as there is less energy needed to pump the water into the house. This reduced energy use also means less electricity and thus fewer fossil fuels, which can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This energy can then be used for other purposes.
Reduced Chemical Consumption
As the amount of water sent to sewage plants is reduced, the amount of chemicals used to treat the water is also reduced, as smaller loads at the treatment plants mean fewer chemicals. This reduction of chemicals is also beneficial for the environment and the sewage processing companies' accidental dumping of chemical waste.
Reduction Of Water Wastage
With all the fresh water that runs through your house, there is a lot of wastewater that will just end up right back in the sewer system. This can be reused to flush toilets and water plants. If enough people decide to make the same choice, the water demand can be reduced, positively affecting the environment.