Tucked inside a vanity cabinet, the AQUS Greywater Recycling System is a diminutive 13.5” x 15.5” x 9.5” and 5.5 gallons in size. This water conservation product captures water from a bathroom sink drain, treats it and sends it over to the loo for a second use. The system is composed of two units: the Fill Control Unit and the Vanity Tank Unit. The Fill Control Unit basically keeps the toilet valve in the “off” position allowing recycled water from the Vanity Tank to fill the tank. It does not shut off the fresh water supply or connect to it. Although, the AQUS Greywater Recycling System is compatible with a large number of toilets on the market, it is not currently compatible with dual flush or one-piece toilets. The company site provides information on compatibility. Easily installed by most DIYers, the system operates with 12-volt DC pump with an estimated annual cost per year of 50 cents.
22 Aug 2008 | Greywater Recycling |
A working prototype designed by Ainslie Asher of Australia could help redefine what we expect from a kitchen sink. The award-winning Eulo Grey Water Recycling Sink is a self-contained unit with a three-filter system designed to clean water recycled from the kitchen sink.
Step One: Used water passes through a particle strainer to filter large solid waste particles. Step Two: Used water passes through a gravity-activated carbon filter. Step Three: An ultraviolet light kills germs and bacteria. The filtered water is sent to the dishwasher and after it’s used to clean the dishes, it goes out to irrigate the garden – bringing water conservation efforts to a peak performance. And bonus – the system includes an option for adding dish washing detergent inline. If produced, the Eulo Grey Water Recycling Sink will retail for about $3,000.
20 Aug 2008 | Greywater Recycling |
When you consider that 50% of water consumed in the average household could be safely reclaimed and reused, the ReWater system for grey water reclamation makes good sense in water conservation efforts. The system works by capturing reusable water from shower/bathtub, laundry, and bathroom sinks, filtering it, and redistributing it as landscape irrigation. It’s now possible to have a lush landscape without experiencing eco-guilt and high water bills.
21 Jul 2008 | Greywater Recycling |
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