Graywater reuse will offer huge water conservation gains that will not be achieved by any other water conservation technology for the typical house or building. Graywater reuse systems collect water from showers/bathtubs, bathroom sinks, and clothes washers. Then, under current regulations, it can be reused outdoors for irrigation use, replacing municipal potable water usage.
If you are planning to building a new home or thinking about remodeling your existing home, adding a graywater reuse system can be one of the best decisions you can make. Why? Because once you single plumb your house, you most likely won’t ever be able to install a graywater reuse system in the future.
So just how much water could you save? In a typical residential home, the graywater volume equates to about 50% of the indoor water use. Think about all that water being available for irrigation use.
We are an engineering firm that can design and install your graywater reuse system. While municipalities are trying to make graywater system regulations more sensible, there are still many intrigues of current regulations. You need someone that can navigate these regulations for you to ensure your system is designed and installed to code.
We all know the importance of water. It is the lifeblood of our communities. It is the basis for our lifestyle and our community’s economic well-being. But we also know that our local water resources are constantly being threatened by population growth, drought, and pollution.
We know that you care about our environment and want to be good stewards of our precious water resources. We know that you want to conserve water and be part of the solution. We can help you do just that with a graywater reuse system. Recovering graywater is an important opportunity that we can’t ignore anymore.
Think about it… you use water in your showers, bath tubs, bathroom sinks, and clothes washers that essentially has a non-existent bacterial concentration. Therefore, it only requires a minimal level of treatment to be safely used outdoors to replace the municipal water you would have used for irrigation purposes.
In a typical household, about 50% of our indoor water use is classified as graywater. Without reusing it, you are missing out on the potential benefit of all this graywater. Graywater reuse systems are investments in our collective future. Once installed, they can produce a return on investment for years, if not decades. By not investing in a graywater recovery system now, you essentially delay this ROI, all the while, installation costs increase every year as does the cost of water.
We believe that graywater reuse systems are the next frontier in water conservation gains for urban households. We all have this untapped resource just flowing out from our houses into the local sewer system. A graywater recovery system allows you to capture this resource and use it beneficial on your property. By doing this, you replace municipal water use with graywater… which is water that you have paid for already.
The great thing about graywater is that you produce it every, single day so there is no need to store it. This fact allows for a very small infrastructure investment since you don’t need a large storage tank for the graywater. When you add the small investment need with the reuse of water already paid for, you can see the huge return on investment.
The main issues to consider are whether a graywater reuse system can be installed cost-effectively at your house and making sure it is installed according to your local and state regulations.
We design and install graywater recovery systems for commercial buildings. Graywater reuse in commercial settings offer a tremendous opportunity to reduce municipal water use while reducing operational costs.
There are many challenges to ensuring a fully functioning graywater reuse system on a commercial project. Since the graywater could be coming from multiple fixtures and multiple areas in the building, the complexity of the system can create long-term maintenance issues if the system isn’t designed properly. Additionally, there may be many landscape areas around the building to apply the graywater. A water budget and graywater irrigation plan must be created to ensure these areas have the proper coverage of graywater.
With a properly designed graywater reuse system, you can look forward to many years of lower water costs, vibrant landscaping, and a low maintenance cost for the system.