Thursday, December 2, 2010

Greywater Report looks at wastewater potential

About 50% of the water used inside U.S. homes can be reused to irrigate landscapes and flush toilets, according to a greywater report released by the Oakland-based Pacific Institute last week.

The report Overview of Greywater Reuse: the Potential of Greywater Systems to Aid Sustainable Water Management examined the application of greywater systems worldwide to determine how the wastewater generated from sinks, baths, showers and clothes washers could be reused to reduce demand for more costly, high-quality drinking water.

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  1. Water recycling has proven to be effective and successful in creating new and reliable water supplies while not compromising public health. Nonpotable reuse is a widely accepted practice that will continue to grow. However, there are few companies that offer wastewater treatment systems to reuse water in irrigation systems, sprinkler, toilets, and for agricultural use.