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Handyman Tips – Campbell – Gray Water Recover
Gray water is all waste water from your home except the water from your toilets.
It includes water from your sinks, tubs, showers, washing machine, and gutters.
Gray water is suitable for use as irrigation for landscaping.
A very old concept in gray water is the old fashioned rain barrel.
Retrofitting a home to capture and reuse gray water is a pretty big deal, which is why it isn’t yet common, but as water becomes scarcer, it will become common.
Right now, the two most practical solutions are:
- Variations on the rain barrel using some form of a large (generally heavy duty plastic) reservoir that stores water for later use on landscaping.
- The Aquis system for capturing water from your bathroom sink drain and using it to refill you toilet tank.
When a larger gray water system makes sense is when you are performing a major remodel or building a home from scratch.
There is an interesting article about this on the Mercury News website.
If you are planning a major remodel where a large scale gray water system might make sense, we would appreciate an opportunity to be of service.
Please contact us for your no obligation consultation.