Wastewater recycling is gaining popularity now due to the drought that affected a large swath of the country in the past several years. Wastewater recycling is on par with many other important efforts to protect the environment, including recycling paper and composting organic materials. Every time you turn on a faucet or flush the toilet, a large volume of water goes down the drain. If that water is recycled, you will be able to save on water consumption.
There are several ways of recycling wastewater at home. Wastewater is often referred to as greywater. However, some states dictate that wastewater or recycled water cannot be legally used for certain purposes. Some states consider any wastewater from the shower or sink as sewage and use it only for toilets. Before you embark on a wastewater-recycling program, consult your state’s laws.
One way of utilizing greywater is to have a filtration system in your home. The system will strain out particles from your wastewater. The filtration system could be mobilized when you collect rainwater from the downspouts, removing leaves and other debris. Filtered greywater can be used in a variety of applications.
A filtration system can harness water that will otherwise flow down the drain. The most common way of collecting wastewater is through a passive greywater system where you bring a bucket in the shower to collect wastewater. There is no home modification involved, and you can use the content of the bucket to flush the toilet. The wastewater may also be used to water plants if your bathroom products are organic.
Using wastewater or greywater for different applications in the house will reduce your water consumption. You can get advice on how to collect and recycle wastewater at home from your Utah plumbing professionals. Resolve to do your part to protect the planet today.