What is Greywater?
Greywater is water from baths, showers, hand basins and clothes washing machines / laundry. Water from other sources (toilets, kitchen sink, dishwashers and bidets) is considered to be black water. Black-water must be treated by some sort of sewerage treatment works.
Greywater is by no means clean drinking water. Once you step out the bath, the water that remains in the tub can be considered grey water. The same is true for the water that runs into your shower drain and the water pumped out by you washing machine.
A typical bath uses 120 litres and a shower 80 litres of water. You pay for it as it passes your water meter and then it is sent to waste down the drain. Water Rhapsody Greywater System uses this water to immediately irrigate your garden or to flush your toilets. The reuse of grey water can save you a substantial amount on your water bill.
Greywater reuse is a solution to the problems relating to demand and supply management of water in South Africa as well as worldwide.
* Supply management of water is water supplied by the municipality to your doorstep. The supply of water is severely stressed in South Africa. In simple terms, we do not have any more rivers to dam up. Building bigger dams will only help marginally as our dams depend on rainfall to be filled.
* Demand management is how you or the municipality manages the use of water, a precious resource.
Greywater is the biggest contributor to wastage of water and the biggest contributor to sewage spills.
A best 33% of water consumed in a home is normally thrown away, and at worst perhaps 50%. It is preposterous that any municipality allows this precious source of good water to be put to waste. Grey water is very useful for two purposes, re-use for toilet flushing or for garden irrigation.
Contact your Water Rhapsody deals to put your greywater to good use.
Alje van Hoorn
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