Greywater Treatment and Recycling

Purewater inc. is a leader in industrial water treatment and filtration.  We pride ourselves in the quality and innovation of the systems that we have created for our clients.  And, as a certified member of the U.S. Green Building Council we are committed to creating industrial water systems that not only meet and exceed our clients needs, but are also friendly to the environment and comply with all U.S.G.B.C. standards. 

Greywater Treatment and recycling is quickly becoming a popular way to reduce water usage which not only has money saving potential, but also saves resources and is very environmentally friendly. 

Greywater has a myriad of uses, both lightly and heavily filtered.  It can be used for:

  1. Shower Water
  2. Washing Clothes
  3. Flushing toilets
  4. Washing dishes
  5. Watering gardens
  6. Irrigation
  7. And much more

So what is Greywater Treatment?   For that matter, you might be asking yourself, what is Greywater? Simply put, greywater is washwater.  It is all wastewater except for toilet waste and food waste from garbage disposals.  There is a significant difference between greywater and toilet wastewater (called “blackwater”).  Because of these differences, they require different types of treatment and processing, and they should never be mixed together. 

So, how can greywater be used to save money and also be environmentally friendly?  When filtered and treated, greywater is safe to use in certain capacities. Greywater makes up anywhere from 50-80% of all residential wastewater.  It is made up of wastewater generated from all of the home’s sanitation equipment except for sewage (water from toilets), and water containing high amounts of food waste (garbage disposal, etc.). While clean and filtered, greywater is still not recommended for human consumption, but there are still many uses for it.

Purewater has created greywater treatment systems for large and small scale applications.  One of the recent large scale applications that we created was for a company in Kansas City.  They were building a new building with a gym that was equipped with showers.  We created a custom system for them that took all of the used shower water, filtered it, and used it to flush all of the toilets in the building.  In a building this size, the water savings there will be significant.  These are the types of innovations that Purewater is working towards in order to not only meet the needs of our clients, but also preserve our environment.

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If you have a new construction project and you are interested in exploring grey water treatment opportunities, or you are interested in adding greywater treatment to your existing system, please contact us.  We would love to help you design the greywater treatment and filtration system that you need.