RECYCLING GREYWATER & RAINWATER
Greywater is the water waste from your shower, bath & vanity in your bathroom and ensuite. You can also turn your laundry waste into grey water.
There are a number of quality GREYWATER systems on the market in WA from small to larger units. The main idea is to collect the waste water from bathrooms & laundry and pump it out into your garden via a dripper system under mulch. Most plants handle grey water although always a good idea to check with your local nursery. It doesn’t suit most native plants usually.
The main objective of a Grey water system is to assist in saving water consumption by recycling your waste water on to your garden and therefore reducing the amount of money you would ordinarily spend on mains water . The average family water usage is 50% on the garden.
We have created some amazing quick growing gardens using a grey water system. With 2 garden beds next to each other, both with the same water wise plants, one garden bed is watered by the rain from the roof and the other is watered by a grey water system. The grey water garden bed plants are twice the size as the rainwater garden.
Recycling the rainwater from your roof is as easy as hooking up one small tank to one down pipe for fresh drinking water or several big tanks to collecting all your rainwater from your roof. Many farmers & rural properties need to collect all their rainwater to survive all year round, sometimes in dry years they have to bring in the water truck to fill up their water tanks. We recommend 5 – 10,000 litres sized water tanks to run your toilets and washing machine almost or all year round depending on your annual rainfall, helping you save money on water and also living more sustainably.
Sustainable living is about minimising water use. A 10 minute shower using approx. 100 litres of water, a family of 4 having two showers a day = approx. 800 litres per day or 280,000 Litres per year. Alternatively a 5min shower once per day, a family will only use 200 litres per day and only 70,000 litres per year.