Gray Water Uses and Technologies
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Safe Use of Household Greywater

This article explains how to properly use gray water. It is unsafe to water plants with graywater from dishwashers because of the chemicals which are harmful. It explains that permits are often required before building gray water systems because of the risks of inappropriately using gray water which could hurt the environment and defeats the purpose of reclamation. It also explains how to treat gray water and what kind of gray water systems are appropriate for households based on certain questions.

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Simple Gray Water System

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This image shows how gray water can be diverted from a washing machine into a large drum and then used for irrigation when desired. It is an example of a simpler gray water system.

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Gray water is defined as all household wastewater excluding toilet wastewater. In most households, people are unaware of the impact that reusing that water can have on the environment. If gray water is unused, it goes into the sewer system, which can often enter rivers and lakes. The previously pristine ponds in a city would become polluted with stray chemicals from detergents, dryer sheets, hair products, and soaps which can kill the wildlife and greatly alter the ecosystem. A ten minute shower in a house using older showerheads uses 50 gallons of water, and even newer showerheads use 750 gallons of water per month, which could be used for washing cars or irrigating fields and not released into the environment. Plants do not require purified water from hoses, which is why it seems logical to water plants with gray water. It is fairly simple to use gray water by implementing a system to capture water from washing machines, showers, and sinks, which range from cost-effective to complex, but all of which have a lasting impact on local environments. It is clear from the positive effects that more people should inform themselves and create their own gray water systems to start making a change.

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Graywater Reuse and Rainwater Harvesting

Ground water wells are the principle source of water for most homeowners in rural areas of Colorado.

 

This article discusses the potential of using graywater for other domestic purposes. It defines graywater and talks about how it can simplify water conservation. Graywater can also save money by using less water from city systems which ends the need to expand treatment centers. Graywater systems can be simple and inexpensive or more expensive and complicated but they both serve the same purpose of finding a way to change how household wastewater is used.

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Household Water Use

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This graph shows how American households use their water. Almost three-fourths of the wastewater created is gray water which can be reused to help the environment.

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Understanding Gray Water

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This image explains what gray water is and how it can be reused in a more complicated gray water system which sends water outside to be used for watering plants and the overflow goes to the sewer when the tank is full.

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About greywater reuse | Greywater Action

Gray water is domestic wastewater from sinks, showers, bathtubs, and washing machines. If the water continues into sewers, it could pollute ecosystems which the sewers drain into. Instead people should learn how to reuse the water to save money and help the environment.

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