Water Reuse Systems in Australia:
Grey Water Diverters
reuse of grey water (or greywater)
has an enormous potential to reduce drinking water usage in places
like Canberra in Australia, but can be difficult to put into practice.
now accepted in most of urban Australia that rainwater can be used
for any purpose, including drinking and cooking. In many jurisdictions,
you can supply your whole house from rain water.
accepted that blackwater- faeces and urine- needs to be sent to
a treatment plant. It's wise to send waste water from the kitchen
Sustainable Gardening Australia's Tips for using grey water
on your garden.
all that other 'grey water' that leaves the home with the sewage
that offers the tantalising prospect of saving households tens of
thousands of litres of drinking-quality water a year, if only we
could use it. How much water is that?
to Sydney Water, "Approximately
61 per cent of the total wastewater produced by an average household
can be used as grey water. Kitchen wastewater is not usually included
in this amount."
table below, reproduced courtesy of Sydney Water, indicates the
total amount of wastewater and grey water produced in your home.
We have, in fact, removed 44 litres a day coming from the kitchen
shown on the Sydney Water table. We believe that kitchen water should
not be used as grey water for the garden, because of the
fats and solids involved.
aren't there reasonably-priced, simple-to-instal grey water systems
available to use this grey water? Now there are! Check out the Grey
Water Reuse products below. But first...
water diverter systems such as the Gator Pro don't require approval
for installation in Victoria, NSW, Queensland or the ACT. The Queensland
Government has passed legislation permitting grey water systems
from March 2006.
also find also find a lot of helpful information on grey water systems
Water Central. You'll learn why to use them, how to
choose them, regulations, studies, and examples.
let's have a look at some of the types of grey water systems available
on the market that overcome or go around the problems. They vary
in the water sources they use, and where they send it to.
been recommending grey water diverter systems for over 6 years now-
we've even made our own when there was no product available to do
the job! We know what it takes to produce a good greywater system.
Grey Water Gator Pro
addresses all the major issues that have been associated with other
grey water diverter system on the market to date, and does it at
brilliant price. The simplicity of the design means higher reliability
and less maintenance. The filtration system is simply the best available.