What is Greywater? Your questions answered.

Greywater is simply the water that is created from activities such as showering, bathing or doing laundry.  It gets its name from its somewhat murky, cloudy appearance. While not nearly as dark as sewage water, greywater is easily distinguishable from tap water. Ordinarily, this greywater runoff  is combined with black water and leaves your home through your sewage system making it of little additional value to you. However, there are other, more efficient ways in which greywater can be used. Because greywater contains lower amounts of contaminants than black water, it can serve a variety of useful purposes in and around your home.

The most common method for using greywater is for irrigation purposes. Recycling household greywater for gardening use is an excellent way of saving water and saving money! Unlike rainwater, which is only seasonally available, greywater is available every time you shower or wash your clothes. Greywater is suitable for irrigating most garden areas including ornamental beds and lawns. Even native gardens can thrive with greywater, simply alter the type of detergent that you use to one that is low or has no phosphorus.

Aqua2use Greywater Systems Help the Earth, Your Wallet and Your Home

Recently named one of the top 10 Earth-friendly products on the market, Aqua2use greywater system filters wastewater from washing machines, bathtubs and showers for garden irrigation. A homeowner who installs a greywater system saves up to 40,000 gallons of water per year, resulting in much lower water bills. Homeowners who have septic tanks instead of sewers appreciate that greywater systems prolong the lives of their tanks; in fact, many Water Wise customers purchase greywater systems for that very purpose. A primary benefit of using a greywater system is lowered water usage. Because it makes use of recycled water, it can significantly reduce your overall water consumption … and your water bill. You’re likely to see a major decrease in your bill, especially during the warm weather months when most outdoor watering takes place. You’ll enjoy the peace of mind of knowing you can water your garden or lawn as often as you wish, without worrying about money swirling down the drain. You’ll be creating the water supply you need every time you take a shower or do your laundry .If you’re like a lot of your friends and neighbors these days, recycling is a part of your everyday life. You recycle cans, bottles, paper, car batteries and motor oil. By installing a greywater system from Water Wise Group, you can even recycle water from bathing or washing clothes that would otherwise go straight to a sewer or septic system. In the process, you can save up to 40,000 gallons of water each year.

Does reading your monthly water bill make you cringe? Do hot, dry summers make you use more water than you’d like for watering your flower beds and gardens? If so, greywater systems for residential use from Water Wise Group can provide an effective irrigation system by turning the water into reusable water, saving you up to 40,000 gallons of water per year and easing the burden on your septic system in the process.

More and more states in the Southern part of the United States are putting in place greywater friendly legislation, and you should always check with your local enforcing agency before installing a greywater system as certain restrictions may apply.