Water Recycling – What, How & Why
According to a company called WaterWise, London is actually drier than Istanbul. In fact, around 30% of the water that we do use is flushed, 24% is used for cleaning and 1.3% is used for drinking. Even so, 100% of it is completely safe for us to consume. Rainwater harvesting systems often take a back seat when it comes to renewable energy but even so, we need to reduce water and that much is common sense. When you look at Greywater recycling, you will find that it can handle over 60% of the water that goes into your home.
Other options include a borehole, which is topped with a manhole. When you combine this with a pump set up, you can already start to see how this could be a viable option however this could set you back over £20,000. This is a little bit expensive to say the least but both systems can make it so you have more water available in your home. Take the re-aqua for example, it gathers up water that you use in your shower and your bath and it filters it. After this has been done, it sanitizes it and it makes it available. It isn’t drinkable but it can be used when you are flushing your toilet or for any other cleaning duties you need it for. It will cost you around £1,300 to set up but it will save you 30% off your water bill. If this sounds interesting, maybe you should consider the reAqua, which will set you back around £1,000. A whole house system which will filter any greywater from your taps and baths will cost you around £4,000-£6,000 and this reflects how much you could save. Even so, there are cheaper options available and this is something you should consider.