The water supplied to UK homes is clean drinking water (potable water), which enters the mains and leaves through the sewer. Baths, showers, washing machines, sinks, and dishwashers account for between 50% and 80% of a household’s wastewater. Greywater is a term used to describe this waste.
Greywater is the name given to wastewater that has not interacted with human waste. It differs from toilet water, which is known as black water, in that it does not have contact with human waste. Because there is no faecal matter in greywater, it is much easier to treat and recycle. This means that there are no germs or pathogens present in the water, which may be hazardous.
In domestic residences, greywater recycling systems can save approximately 70 litres of water, per person, per day. As a result, greywater recycling technology is one of the most effective methods to cut down on water consumption.
How Does Grey Water Recycling Work?
Even when treated, greywater is never safe to drink. Recycled water, on the other hand, may be used to flush toilets, washes clothes and irrigates gardens.
It’s critical to reduce the amount of drinkable water used for activities that don’t require fresh water. We’ll save more potable water if we can utilize treated greywater instead.
A greywater system removes harmful germs from water, making it safe to consume. There are a variety of methods to treat greywater, some of which are more difficult. The water is treated and then reconnected to the required appliances for usage, thus saving potable water.
The cost of a new greywater system is determined by the system you select, but it will definitely save you money in the long run because all-recyclable alternatives are more sustainable.
Contact OMDI to get more information about greywater systems or to obtain a quotation. We’ll recommend the ideal solution for your property, with over two decades of experience designing Greywater systems for business and residential properties.