Graywater Recycling

Any water that has been used in the home, except water from toilets, is called graywater . Dish, shower, sink, and laundry water comprise 50-80% of residential "waste" water. This may be reused for other purposes, especially landscape irrigation.

It's a waste to irrigate with great quantities of drinking water when plants thrive on used water containing small bits of compost. Unlike a lot of ecological stopgap measures, graywater reuse is a part of the fundamental solution to many ecological problems and will probably remain essentially unchanged in the distant future. The benefits of graywater recycling include:

*Lower fresh water use
*Less strain on failing septic tank or treatment plant
*Graywater treatment in topsoil is highly effective
*Ability to build in areas unsuitable for conventional treatment
*Less energy and chemical use
*Groundwater recharge
*Plant growth
*Reclamation of otherwise wasted nutrients
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