Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Importance of greywater recycling, the recycling nobody talks about

So many people think they are doing theit best to recycle. They put their alluminum cans in the appropriate colored city trash cans. They do the same with their 'green waste', tree and grass trimmings There is a much LARGER resource in need of recycling, but you find a colored can at your curb. Its water! 70% of household water is considered 'greywater'. Water that is from sinks, bathing, sometimes washing machines. Blackwater, is water that contains excrement, toilet water. IS grey water potable? No. However, it can be used for irrigation. There are also toilet tank sink toppers that use water from washing ones hands to fill the tank and flush the toilet with, so clean potable water is going down the loo. California is a coastal desert. Water is scarce. It is piped in from all over from other places. So why does one never hear of water recycling? Good question. Here is your opportunity to become well informed and spread the word. Perhaps implement your own greywater system. Systems are legal in in most states and counties, burt check with your local powers that be, or don't, I don't care. It is important that the system be set up correctly to avoid contamination from bugs and bacteria, so READ. Anyway, here are a couple links to get you started

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