APES: Gray Water Uses & Technologies
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HowStuffWorks "How Gray Water Reclamation Works"

An average U.S. household uses about 280 gallons of water per day. Instead of wasting and throwing out all this water out, more than half can be used for irrigation. This will prevent wastage of drinkable water to the lawns and throwing out the shower water into the sewer. Gray water reclamation is getting the most out of your water through reuse.

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The use of gray water is becoming more and more popular. This system is basically accumulating all the used water from a home, excluding the toilet, to reuse and conserve the amount of drinkable water left. The sources would include water from the dishwasher, kitchen sink, the laundry washer, and shower/bathtubs. We could use all these sources of water to water plants, use as toilet bowl water, and put less strain on finding more freshwater sources.

Many people ask the question of, “Why?” to the use of graywater. According to the internet, gray water actually benefits plants more than purified water. This is due to the fact that gray water needs water with some compost in it to achieve the greatest amount of growth and benefits for the plants. By using grey water for irrigation, this not only benefits the plants, this helps the ground and soil recharge with the composted (grey) water, therefore making the ground more fertile. This also helps create less strain on the septic system in purifying all water, even water we put into our toilets. The septic system would have to work less often, making the water that it does purify, more drinkable.

In the end, there are many benefits that lead into the use of grey water. It uses less energy and chemical processes, it helps create more fertile land, achieves the largest plant growth possible, uses less fresh water that is actually running out, and puts less strain on the septic system. In reference to all these benefits of grey water, more of the population should consider using this system because it is beneficial to the environment and yourself.

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Environmental information and blog opinions on environmental improvement through sustainable living and population control

Environmental information and blog opinions on environmental improvement through sustainable living and population control | APES: Gray Water Uses & Technologies | Scoop.it

Graphic: This image shows the percent of water used in a common household. By determining where most of the water is used, one can scavage the used water from that area and use it as gray water.

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Recycling Gray Water for Home Gardens | Suburban Homesteading ...

Recycling Gray Water for Home Gardens | Suburban Homesteading ... | APES: Gray Water Uses & Technologies | Scoop.it

Gray water has many uses in today's society. One of the most commonly use is as water for plants and flowers. By using the water from dishwashers, sinks, bath, washing machines, and other water sources, other than toilets, you will be saving money on water. By conserving the water, you can help better the environment for the future


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Gray-water: Don’t Throw Out the Baby or the Bathwater

Gray-water:  Don’t Throw Out the Baby or the Bathwater | APES: Gray Water Uses & Technologies | Scoop.it

Image: This is another efficient technique to conserve water. You can wash your hands with good water and then that gray water will go down into the toilet automatically. A great object for everyone. It will reduce the water bill, save water, and help the environment all at the same time.

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Residential Graywater Reclamation Systems

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Image: This image shows how gray water works. The dirty water from sinks and bath go through a filter and cleaner. Then the water is routed to the toilets in the household. This toilet water is pumped to the sewers where is no longer used. This shows the conservation of water.

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Graywater (also spelled greywater, graywater, gray water)

There are many reasons as to why one should use gray water:

Lower fresh water use, Better treatment, Less energy and chemical use, Groundwater recharge, Plant growth, and Increased awareness of and sensitivity to natural cycles.

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