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    Default Grey water for flushing

    Hi to everyone here! I want to recycle grey water in my house. I think it would be good savings since I can use it to flush toilet or water plants. Is there a water recycling system that does this? Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

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    I don't think most people know what grey water is. It might help to clarify your post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamc204 View Post
    I don't think most people know what grey water is. It might help to clarify your post.
    Grey water is simply waste water that is the result from washing clothes & dishes, shower, laundry, etc. Don't confuse it however with "black water" since that one is coming from the toilet bowl.

    I also suppose a system to capture and save rain water would also be good for purposes such as flushing and water the plants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkow View Post
    Grey water is simply waste water that is the result from washing clothes & dishes, shower, laundry, etc. Don't confuse it however with "black water" since that one is coming from the toilet bowl.

    I also suppose a system to capture and save rain water would also be good for purposes such as flushing and water the plants.
    rkow,

    Grey water isn't clean, so the toilet bowl would soon be filthy and germ-laden, so you would have to scrub it more often than when you used clean water from the tank. But there is a new system that uses a minimum amount of water for each flush.
    Last edited by nrdthxpr; 04-21-2010 at 01:23 PM. Reason: spelling

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    That's right, grey water isn't clean. But I think what rkow is looking for is also a filtration system of some sorts so that the grey water doesn't come out dirty. I think there are already water recycling systems like this but it should be expensive.

    Also it's gonna be powered by what, electricity? You're saving water but consuming more electricity in the process. It's a trade-off, one for the other. I suppose this might be more practical if you have lots of grey water to process, like you have big, big family or in a compound and you got your neighbors grey water tapped for recycling.

    However if you have a small family, water conservation such as toilet bowls that use less water to flush is better.

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