What Is Greywater And What Are Its Benefits?

By on Jan 4, 2016 in Water Harvesting |

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Simply put, greywater is waste water that is produced from lavatory sinks, clothes washers, showers and baths. It accounts for about 50%-80% of the water that is consumed in households. That is a lot of water that can help reduce strain on water systems. If used as an alternative source of water, greywater requires minimal treatment which in most cases only involves filtration. Some commercial filtration systems go the extra mile and chlorinates the greywater with the sole aim of killing microbes. Whether or not it’s intended for reuse, greywater should be filtered out of pipes as it can easily clog them. The main difference between rainwater and greywater is that while greywater accounts for household water waste, rainwater is very pure. Greywater is a very effective solution for parties concerned with sustainable development and green construction.

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