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How to Recycle Grey Water: Easy as 1, 2, 3

Grey water recycling need not be difficult nor complicated, as the article below points out. Greywater reuse combined with rainwater tanks can substantially reduce household and business water bills. You may have heard that “greywater systems,” which reuse water from sinks, showers, laundry, and other non-toilet drains, can help you reduce water use. It can also […]

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Video: DIY Grey Water Recycling System

This video shows how laundry water can be re-routed to toilet cisterns for flushing; why use fresh, potable water to flush a toilet anyway? If using laundry water for irrigation, remember to use phosphate-free detergents. Grey water should also never be stored in water tanks or drums for more than 24 hours – micro-organisms could […]

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Video: Simple greywater recycling

Greywater can be sent to to grey water tanks and then pumped back to wherever is required, e.g. toilet flushing. A golden rule of greywater systems is never to store the greywater in water tanks for more than 24 hours – unpleasant micro-organisms may begin to flourish. The video below gets the point of greywater […]

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Greywater Recycling Do’s and Don’ts

Greywater recycling systems and rain water harvesting tanks are a great way to save water and money; these activities are good for the environment too. With grey water use, there are certain do’s & don’ts outlined by the article below. The Australian Government Living Greener  website defines greywater as wastewater from a range of sources including the […]

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Greywater recycling tips & information

The article below provides some good grey water recycling tips and information. If grey water is to be temporary stored in holding tanks or water tanks, remember that it must bot be stored for more than 24 hours as bacteria and other potentially harmful micro-organisms could begin to multiply. Greywater recycling is characterized as the […]

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The basics of a simple domestic grey water irrigation system

Whenever you shower or bath, the used ‘grey water’ is usually directed down the drain to the sewers or French Drain.  Why not send gray water to a water tank and then use it to irrigate your garden? Grey water is by definition, the water used in a household that is not ‘black water’ from […]

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Recycle grey water for a sustainable future

UN-Habitat has commenced a new global consultation to reiterate the crucial role of wastewater management in the water cycle and explore policy options for a sustainable future. These consultations have also become necessary to set a future goal for water use, particularly for the years following 2015, which is the target year for the Millennium […]

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South Africa: Interventions to Address Water Supply Concerns in KZN

The construction of Spring Grove Dam in KwaZulu-Natal is progressing well and is scheduled to deliver its first water by April 2013 while investigations and the implementation by Umgeni Water of the planned Lower Thukela Bulk Water Supply Scheme to bring additional water from the UThukela River to the North Coast Area are also well […]

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Domestic water recycling in Israel should be encouraged

While boasting high wastewater treatment, a thriving desalination industry, Israel lacks in decentralized systems. While Israel’s authorities allow almost no decentralized water systems, experts stressed that there would be a place for such structures – particularly greywater recycling mechanisms – in the country’s future, at a conference in the Negev last week.

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