Grey water is like recycled water that can be used in and around your home. There are various ways to collect used water, and by implementing a grey water system in your house you collect a water source that can be used for irrigation purposes, saving you money on your monthly water bill and helping the environment maintain a natural status quo, by conserving the water in our dams.
Grey water is all around your home at any given time. It is the water that can be collected from your bathroom sinks, showers, tubs and washing machines that would otherwise run off into the drain and waste away unnecessarily. There seems to be a general misconception around grey water and what exactly the water comes into contact with once it has passed through its first point of contact. You should be aware that grey water does not contain any faeces or other extreme pollutants, as it does not come from your toilet.
If anything, household grey water may contain traces of dirt, food, grease, hair and some ordinary household cleaners. Even though grey water may look dirty, it is completely safe and even a beneficial source of irrigation, as the deposits in grey water are useful nutrients for plants. When you make use of a grey water system you avoid releasing those deposits into the main water system. This has obvious benefits, you allow those nutrients to benefit an ecosystem rather than potentially pollute the main water system that flows through our taps.
Collecting Grey Water
There are numerous methods for collecting grey water that are cost effective and easy to implement. Once you start seeing the benefits of grey water in and around your home, as well as on the environment, you may even decide to start a more complex grey water collection system.
Novice #EcoWarriors will be delighted by the direct piping method for reusing grey water at home. The easiest and most effective way to use grey water is to pipe it directly outside and use it to water your plants. More complicated grey water systems can be fitted to the home, where grey water is piped into collection containers. This kind of collection process is only recommended for advanced users that have a better understanding of harvesting and collecting grey water. Since the water contains deposits from ordinary household activities and cleaners it can lead to foul smelling odours and bacteria build up, which can become a health hazard. Use an efficient grey water treatment system to avoid this and keep your used water fresh and non-hazardous.
When you pipe the grey water directly into your garden, it is essential to use plant friendly products in your home. Plant friendly products contain no salts, boron, chlorine or bleach. The build-up of salts and boron in the soil can harm plants, resulting in a detrimental effect on an ecosystem.
The team here at gwizzeco.co.za believe in simple grey water systems for home collection and distribution, where you let gravity do all the work for you. This type of grey water system D.I.Y eliminates other costly systems that make use of pumps and other filtration units that can potentially become clogged and end up costing you more money on top of the initial installation costs. Bigger, more complex grey water systems are recommended for commercial enterprises, multi-family ventures and industrial scale operations, where you would be collecting large volumes of water consistently.
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When you use the product on an extended basis, you promote good bacteria growth that keeps any area clean and germ free. For grey water systems GWIZZ is one of the best in-home solutions to a detergent that breaks the mould and benefits your grey water supply in beneficial ways. Our product has beneficial bacteria that will reduce odours in your grey water supply system and control any potential pollutants, making your grey water plant friendly and highly effective for irrigation purposes.
If you are looking to break the mould by becoming a grey water user, and if you are looking to maintain a germ-free home without foul odours lurking around then contact GWIZZ now. Visit us on www.gwizzeco.co.za to find out about this all-in-one solution that is truly natural and green in every way. We are dedicated to a sustainable environment and green planet for our children’s children, we hope that you are too.
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