Recycled water! Guidelines for Water Reuse
You have been hearing quite often that water resources are shrinking? Have you been wondering how to prevent it? Use recycled water! By installing a special device you can collect water from bathtubs, shower trays or wash basins to generate the so-called “grey water”. How? The system collects wastewater from the whole house and passes it through a system of natural sand, gravel or biological filters. Thus treated water is stored in tanks and can be reused for cleaning, toilet flushing, car washing, sidewalk washing, etc.
Collecting rainwater is yet another method of water recovery. It can be done in different ways. The simplest way is to collect water in an open tank placed on the balcony or in the garden when it rains. It requires no technology, however, you have to keep in mind that your water tank has a limited capacity. Nonetheless it will definitely collect enough rainwater to water flowers at home or in the garden.
A somewhat more technologically sophisticated method is to collect a greater volume of water in special tanks and then extract the water thanks to a special system. This solution is often sufficient to cover the entire demand for water to be used for laundry, toilet flushing, cleaning floors, stairs and sidewalks, watering the garden and washing the car. The rainwater is not suitable only for drinking and bathing purposes. The investment in the system pays back after a few years, but given the shrinking resources and rising prices… perhaps it’s worth it?