If you are interested in installing a grey water system in your garden, but do not quite understand how it will work, we’ve put together some information that may help you in making your decision.

What is Grey Water?
14089070_673471676145041_6242893040094131577_nGrey water is defined as “all wastewater generated in households or office buildings from streams without fecal contamination, i.e. all streams except for the wastewater from toilets. Sources of greywater include, e.g. showers, baths, clothes washing machines or dish washers.”

Grey water is generally safer to handle and easier to treat and reuse onsite for toilet flushing or gardens, provided the use of non-toxic soap and personal care products are not used. If you do use these products, you may not be able to irrigate your garden.

Benefits of Grey Water
Besides the obvious; a reduction in your water bill is a great incentive to install a grey water system in your home. In addition to this, reusing your grey water keeps it out of your sewer systems, which relaxes the load on local pollution. Lastly, your garden will thank you for it!

How we can help
EcoCore Plumbing can help you with a free visit to assess your home and advise you on how to install the system. There are a number of options you can consider:

  1. Tank, Submersible pump (1.05kw), Nylon filter & housing, In – and Outlets from tank. This system is fully automated and adequate to divert grey water to your garden by means of two Gardena Sprayers. There is one filter which needs to be cleaned at least twice a week depending on usage.
  2. Tank, Nylon filter & housing, in-line filters, suction pipe, Well pump, Non-return valve, Float switch, In and Outlets from tank. This system can divert grey water to your garden by means of a manual irrigation system. This system is fully automated. There are two filters which need to be cleaned at least twice a week depending on usage.

Please note: Owner supervision is required when systems are installed. Installation costs depend on clients requirements as each property is different. Pumps have a 1 year guarantee.

EcoCore Plumbing has the expertise to assist you in making the right decision for your home and plumbing needs.

We are based in Cape Town, and service all areas.

Please contact us today for a free quote: 071 186 9651