With the drastic global changes taking place it has become a great concern to make sustainable choices starting from within a household. In order to combat the wastage of fresh water which is being fast depleted, scientist and inventors alike are trying to find a new way of meeting the global water demand. Fresh water has become as precious as the gold metal, which has made the scientist to give it the name, ‘the new gold’. They envision a time when fresh water will become the rarest and sought after natural resource if we do not start doing something about it now. Hence, they have started turning to recycling greywater to conserve water and to promote the healthy habit of reusing of water. Greywater is basically the water waste from our shower, baths and kitchen sinks only.
Concern of the scientists to conserve water
Scientists have been giving a clarion call from sometime regarding the need to conserve water through greywater recycling. Of course, the water from the toilets is termed as blackwater which should not be mixed together with greywater during treatment. Reusing greywater may sound a little daunting but scientists are of the view that with proper equipment and filtration, the greywater can be made as good as new for reusing. By making the greywater go through a process of filtration, harmful pathogens and chemicals are processed out. The idea of creating such recycling equipment for greywater in the kitchen has been taken up by inventors and experts who keep coming up with new inventions.
A new concept for recycling greywater
Recently, one such inventor has come up with a concept that may soon be seen in the market. Alexis Lizares, the inventor has certainly spent hours on research and thought before executing the idea. The self priming 340 watt pump, which she has designed, moves the water from the filter to the nine gallon storage tank. The pump is a beauty which has been given the color choice of white, gray and aqua blue. This combination of color according to Alexis is all about dependability and the most favored color choice of people. The pump also has a removable front panel for instant access and easy cleaning of the components. Once the pump is installed under the kitchen sink there is no need to pull out the whole thing for cleaning. This invention is just for the purpose of home greywater and to reuse the water within the house. Although this invention is still in its concept stage, Alexis is confident that people who realize the potential of water recyclers will buy the product for home use. The concept recycler has great utility benefits as it can save up to 208 gallons of household water per week. The recycler can be easily installed by simple configuration of the P-trap and making room for a three way valve installation. The dishwater recycling is highly ergonomic with no bending over as it has a convenient counter-top control. The recycler is fitted with three industrial filters and still compact and convenient for handling.
Conservation benefits of using recyclers
The greywater once recycled can be utilized for various purposes and it helps in water conservation, which focuses on saving fresh water for later use. Greywater also promotes sustainability of water by reducing the use of fresh water requirement on a daily basis. The amount of energy needed to process fresh water is considerably reduced and thereby helps in energy conservation. There is great benefit for habitat conservation as well because it reduces the amount of water which is taken out of the ecosystem.
Water recyclers certainly help in bringing the water and electricity bill down since it is not expensive as the giant waste treatment plants for the community. If every household starts using such water recyclers, there would be immense benefit for the environment’s sustainability.