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grey water sanitation
grey water reuse.
False Bay Ecology centre on the bank of Zeekoe Vlei in Cape Town is fitted with a grey water sanitation system. The Water Rhapsody Second Movement system will be saving fresh water by reusing the wash water from showers and hand basins and using it to flush toilets.
grey water sanitation
grey water reuse.
Water rhapsody second movement
Water Rhapsody rainwater harvesting
rainwater harvesting pumps
Water Rhapsody rainwater harvesting pumps at false bay ecology centre, Cape Town. These pumps will provide the building with all it’s fresh water needs.
false bay ecology park.
rain water pumps
Indoor rainwater showers fitted with water rhapsody rain water harvesting pumps and and rain water harvesting tanks.
Water Rhapsody Rain Runner sieves the rain that fell on the roof. From here it is sent by gravity to the rain water storage tanks.
The small box (Rain Runner) mounted inline with gutter down pipe sieves the rainwater before it enters the rainwater tanks. After the rainwater has been sieved it is safe for indoor use.
The rain runner is a self cleaning unit that is installed in every down pipe.
Rain water from the roof flows to the gutter and then to the rain runner to remove all the dust.
Rain Water harvesting tanks at false bay ecology centre.
Three (5000l) rainwater harvesting tanks supply the False Bay Ecology Park centre with all its fresh water need. From the tanks the water is pumped into the building with the pumps on the right of the photo.
After the rainwater has been used for showering the water is recycled by the water rhapsody Second Movement and reused to flush toilets
Water Rhapsody Garden Rhapsody grey water irrigation system
Water Rhapsody Garden Rhapsody grey water irrigation system installed at private home in Tokai, Cape Town.
This grey water system utilizes the water from the shower, bath and wash hand basin to water the garden. Two separate sprinklers are run on this single grey water unit.
grey water system utilizes the water from the shower, bath and wash hand basin
Grey water irrigation systems
Run two separate sprinkler off one water rhapsody grey water irrigation system.
irrigation system discreetly hidden in flowerbed .
Grey water irrigation system can discreetly be installed in flowerbeds. As the plants around the pump chamber grew they will hide the pump housing more and more. As Water Rhapsody grey water systems require very little maintenance the plants can grow uninhibited while being water by the pump.
Grey water pump chamber and grey water filter supplying water to the garden.
Plants thrive on grey water
Water Rhapsody Garden Rhapsody grey water irrigation units can be submerged into the ground so only their lids show. This allow easy access to both the pump chamber and the grey water filter.
The grey water filter is housed underneath the smaller white lid, it can be opened to rinse the filter.
Grey water irrigation system installed at grass level.
Irrigation system installed at private residence in Rondebosch, Cape Town. It use wash water from shower, baths and basins to irrigate the property.
Digging the hole for the grey water irrigation system.
A hole, 1 metre by 1 metre, is dug until it is 0.6 meters deep. This hole is the ground becomes the final resting place for the grey water pump chamber and filter.
Once all the grey water pipes from the house have been fitted to the pump chamber and an over flow flow to the sewer has been fitted the garden irrigation hose can attached to the pump inside the chamber.
With the grey water pump chamber in place in the ground it is time to fill the hole back up and for the landscaping to start.
At the Old Mutual in Pinelands, Cape Town the school has been fitted with a grey water sanitation system (Water Rhapsody Second Movement).
The system recycles the water the children use to wash their hand to flush toilets.
The photo shows the lids of the pump chambers and grey water filter between the gravel. Each pump chamber is able to flush 3 different toilets.
Grey water toilet flushing at the old mutual building in Pinelands, Cape Town.
Commercial grey water reuse.
grey water recycling.
Water Rhapsody Second Movement grey water sanitation systems dramatically reduce a buildings municipal fresh water consumption.
Old Mutual lavatory fitted with a grey water sanitation system.
A mini toilet at the Old Mutual Green S’cool fitted with a Water Rhapsody Second Movement grey water sanitation system.
By pressing the the switch on the wall behind the toilet the toilet flushes. Once the switch is released the toilet stops flushing. This allows for optimum use of the grey water and saves the school many litres of fresh water.
As you can see there is no cistern as the grey water is pumped directly from the pump chamber to the toilet pan.
In apartment building this type of system could save about 45% of the total fresh water consumption and as the grey water (wash water) is recycled and reused for toilet flushing it dramatically reduces municipal sewage charges.
Commercial application of grey water reuse systems used to flush toilets instead of going straight to waste.
Water Rhapsody Multi-Flush
This picture is a standard toilet retrofitted with a Water Rhapsody Multi Flush system. The Multi-Flush system replaces the standard flushing mechanism in the toilet cistern .
It eliminates the confusion normally caused by dual-flush systems, where often there is little difference between the two lengths of flush is any at all.
To use the Multi-Flush simply hold the handle down until the bowl is clear. As soon as you release the handle the flushing stops. This allows only the minimum amount of water to be wasted to flush a toilet.
It is not unusual to be able to flush with only one litre of water in stead of the conventional 9 litres of a traditional flush mechanism.
The multi flush can be retrofitted to replace a dual-flush system.
Rainwater harvesting in combination with greywater recycling.
Rainwater is harvested from the thatch roof and sent to the rain water storage tanks for indoor use. Next to the water tanks in the greywater recycling system that receives water from the hand basins inside and reuses this greywater to flush toilets.
The system at Intaka Island is designed for educational purposes. Visitors will be shown how the systems works and how much water can be saved by incorporating these systems into homes.