Greywater is slightly used water from your bathroom sink, shower, bath, and washing machine. Reuse your grey water for garden irrigation or toilet flushing. The easiest way to use grey water is to pipe it directly outside and use it to water ornamental plants.
- Don’t store grey water for more than 24 hours.
- Keep your system as simple as possible.
- Avoid pumps, and filters that need upkeep.
Simple systems last longer, require less maintenance, less energy, and cost less. Washing machines are typically the easiest source of grey water that can be reused, because grey water can be diverted from them without cutting into existing plumbing. One can also connect a pipe to the drain pipe from the bathroom, to collect the water from the bath and shower.