Gray water recycling
Gray water is water that has been used primarily for the washing sink, laundry, shower, washing machines, air conditioners condensation (excluding the kitchen and bathroom sinks). This water contains relatively low amounts of organic contaminants and pathogens, and can be reused with great results.
By recycling gray water, you can save and recycle up to 50% of your usual domestic water consumption.
It is very important to install a good and reliable water recycling system, and follow the rules of gray water usage to the letter.
Using gray water has several notable benefits:
Monetary savings on water bills - over the years, water prices in Israel continued to increase steadily. Some business owners are often imposed with various rations, legislatores even go as far as implementing regulations to dry out gardens to conserve water, and give out monetary fines in the events of exceeding water rations during a drought. It's important to remember that, the sewer fee is included within our water bill, which is solely dependent on the usege amount.
Creation of green spaces - with Israel's limited water situation, it is higly likely that the simple task of watering a garden is suddenly prohibited or becomes horridly expensive, due to water fees and conservation laws. The best solution in these situations is using gray water. It's also important to remember that this blue-green planet we're all living on also suffers from problems such as global warming, drought, dehydration and more, and we should always seek more ways to help it, which in turn helps us.
Easing sewage loads - Let us remember, every time we use water, it then continues on to our sewage system. Sewer systems in Israel, both the piping and the wastewater treatment facilities, do not match the high rate of population growth, therefore we hear, from time to time, cases in which the sewers overflowed into streaming rivers and onto active beaches, and more often than not, they also seep into our ground water.
Conservation, education and the environment – unfortunately, Israel is way behind the rest of the Western world in terms of legislation and implementation of green laws and improving the environment. The use of gray water and subsequent savings, certainly are a good example to our children on how to act and how to help keep our environment green and clean.