by Lambert Plumbing and Heating in Vancouver on August 26, 2016

Tips for Reducing Water Bills with Greywater Recycling

Are you concerned about the rising cost of water consumption? Have you been looking for eco-friendly ways to reduce how much water you consume? Then why not consider investing in a greywater recycling system for your home?

These systems, which have been popular in large residential buildings like hotels and dorms for years, recycle gently used water from sinks, tubs, showers and washing machines and funnel it back into toilet bowls, or to outdoor faucets for use in the garden or yard.

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What is Greywater Recycling and How Does It Work?

“Greywater” refers to water which has been used for household tasks such as bathing, washing dishes, preparing food, or cleaning clothes. It’s imp

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ortant to note that greywater has not been contaminated by feces, which would make it unusable.

Once your greywater recycling system has been installed it will collect the used water and funnel it into your toilet, or into a temporary storage unit for use with your hose or irrigation system.

What are the best ways to use recycled greywater?

The most common way that greywater is reused is when it is cycled back into your home’s plumbing system for use in your toilet bowls. Greywater can’t be left standing for long due to the chemicals and debris present in the water, but toilets see a high rate of use throughout the day and go through enough water with each flush that this is rarely an issue.

In some cases, greywater may be used for irrigation purposes, and recycling systems can be connected to hoses, spigots, and faucets outside the home. While the water isn’t safe for humans to consume, your plants, grass, and garden will thank you for the drink.

Can You Safely Install a Greywater Recycling System?

saving-money-on-water-bills_480Greywater recycling systems can be safe for residential consumers to use and enjoy.

However, it’s important to enlist the assistance of a qualified plumbing expert to reroute your plumbing system, and to make sure that your grey water system doesn’t come into contact with the sections of your plumbing that supply freshwater to your faucets and fixtures.

Other Ways to be Eco-Friendly With Your Water Consumption

There are a variety of other ways that you can reduce how much fresh water you use day-to-day, including:

● Turning off the faucet when you brush your teeth

● Calling a plumber to fix leaky pipes as soon as possible

● Avoid taking long showers

● Use rain barrels to catch rainwater for use in the garden

Enlist professional help to keep your water costs low and reduce your ecological footprint. Call Lambert Plumbing & Heating Ltd in Vancouver, BC today at (604) 734-0890 and learn more about how our technicians can help you.

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