Environmentally Friendly: Reusing Greywater

Most of us don’t realize just how much water we use on a daily basis. We pay our water bill each month and then go about our lives. But did you know that the average person uses between 80-100 gallons of water per day? From taking a shower to drinking water, to running the sink when washing our hands or preparing food, we are constantly surrounded by water.

But what if you could reduce your water usage by reusing your greywater, your waste water supply from sinks, tubs, showers and washing machines? Potentially with a greywater filtration system, you could reduce your water consumption by 30%. This allows, and empowers people to use water sustainably. A reclamation system works by sending wastewater outside via a diversion tank, filtrating the water and then distributing the water to a drip irrigation network. This allows you to divert water to local uses instead of outsourcing.

Greywater reclamation systems can range in price from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars, dependent on how much water is being recycled. The water reclamation system is installed into the ground outside your home, and piping is routed to your main water lines. This allows the system to pull water directly from certain areas of your home and return clean water to other areas after contaminants have been filtered out. This then reduces the demand on a regional wastewater treatment facility, and the energy and power needed.

With the installation of a greywater reclamation system, which All Star Plumbing can install, you can reduce your water bill while simultaneously helping the environment.

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