Greywater reuse systems, promising to save the average household mnay tens of thousands of litres of water a year, are finally becoming mass consumer products, with the release of a sub-A$800 system.
Enviro-Friendly Products, a leading supplier of water and energy saving products in Canberra, Australia, has announced the release of the Eco-care Grey Water Diverter System.
The average family of four sends an estimated 245,000 litres of water per year, or 700 litres per day, down the drain. Much of it can be reused. With residential gardens responsible for up to 40% of a home's water consumption, the question is, "Why not use grey water on your garden?"
How does the eco-Care Grey Water Diverter System work?
When waste grey water from the bathroom and/or laundry is diverted into the system, the pump is activated, pumping the water to where you need it.
If the system is not used over a 24 hour period, the tank automatically dumps the waste water as per EPA guidelines, guaranteeing that the grey water doesn't turn into black water.
- ecoCare fully complies with EPA and DHS guidelines.
- Pump automatically turns off when tank empties.
- Pump automatically dumps residual grey water every 24 hours.
- Easily packed up and stored during wet weather.
- Grey water can be easily directed back down to sewer by opening a valve.
John Payne, Founder of Enviro-Friendly Products, says response to the Eco-care has been beyond expectations. "We're getting enthusiastic interest and orders from home gardeners, builders, architects and plumbers.", says Payne. "It's a product that's been waiting for the right pricepoint to arrive. It looks like it's time has come."