About Recycling Grey Water

Greywater is wastewater generated from domestic activities such as laundry, dishwashing, and bathing which can be recycled on-site for uses such as landscape irrigation, and constructed wetlands.

Recycling this water is becoming an increasingly popular topic of conversation among residential and commercial construction industry experts. Water recycling systems can range from DIY grey water system devices to sophisticated filtration systems. Some areas of the US severely restrict the use of recycled grey water as part of a Uniform Plumbing Code act but areas that are utilising recycled grey water may experience a reduction of almost a third.

Click on this link to find some case studies of large scale grey water recycling in Canada or you can learn about how the 2010 Olympics are utilizing water Recycling programs.

Recycled grey water is not suitable for drinking and may not be applicable to gardens that bear edible plants but is perfect for watering parks, fields and lawns, as well as flush water for toilets. So when considering irrigation / watering systems for your commercial steel building project, make sure to do your due diligence on the subject of grey water recycling.

Here is a video by Ecoplay Systems about their greywater recycling system:

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