Water scarcity is becoming an ever growing concern in the world today. Fresh, drinkable water is a natural resource which is being used more rapidly than it is being replenished. A growing global population, agriculture and industry have and will place great demands on our water resources, but still a tremendous percentages of potable water are currently being used to flush toilets, for irrigation and washing laundry. “Grey Water Recycling” allows a household/ company/ community to utilize slightly used water to for secondary usage as for example, flushing toilets, washing machine and irrigation. Homeowners, property managers and communities will find that through greywater recycling, they can save money and fresh water resources simultaneously. A greywater system requires a building consent and installation has to be done by a registered plumber & drain layer. A resource consent is only required if greywater is used for irrigation. Each council within New Zealand has different rules regarding greywater recycling.
NEED FOR GREYWATER RECYCLING
WATER AS A NATURAL RESOURCE Water conservation and recycling have been topics of discussion for many years. The demand for water is growing, while fresh water is becoming scarce. Conserving water on a completely voluntary and personal level is one way in which we can make small change that could possibly have a large impact. Grey water recycling is a conservation tool that could aid this problem. Important is to know that potable water is water that can be consumed without any risk of short or long term harm. In most developing countries is the supplied water indeed potable, but only a fraction is being consumed or used in food preparation. Most of it is being used on washing, showering, flushing and landscaping.
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Are there different Greywater Recycling Systems on the market?
Yes, there are! BUCKETING – FILTRATION