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gray·wa·ter

 (grā′wô′tər, -wŏt′ər)
n.
Wastewater from household baths, sinks, and washing machines, especially when recycled as for use in gardening or for flushing toilets.

gray·wa·ter

(grā′wô′tər)
Wastewater from household baths and washing machines that is recycled, especially for use in gardening or for flushing toilets.
Did You Know? White water is what you go rafting on. If you ever rafted on graywater, well, you'd need a good shower (in fresh water) at the end of the day to get rid of the smell. To understand graywater, it's best to first define something even smellier: blackwater. Blackwater is, quite simply, the water that gets flushed down the toilet, complete with the reasons why you flushed the toilet. Blackwater can also include water with other organic wastes—from the sink or garbage disposal, for example. Graywater is still not drinkable, but it's less nasty than blackwater. Graywater is the stuff that goes down the drain from other uses, such as showering or laundry. Because it is relatively clean, graywater can be recycled in areas where water is scarce, to irrigate flower beds or to be fed into toilets to become blackwater. These uses conserve fresh water for drinking and bathing.
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Rainwater (roof run-off) and graywater (from tub, sink, or laundry but not toilets) can harbor bacteria and other contaminants.
In addition to building nearly 100 WaterSense labeled homes in 2014, KB Home also constructed model homes in California featuring innovative water-efficient products, along with graywater recycling systems that provide water for toilet-flushing or landscape irrigation.
Now Hannah, who has greened her life about as thoroughly as a person can--she lives in an off-grid, solar-powered home in the Rocky Mountains, waters her vegetables with graywater, drives a biodiesel-powered 1983 El Camino bought online, and produces and films web videos on a host of green topics at www.
From composting to graywater discharge, chapters cover all the basics including water storage, conservation, and much more.
It features a 35kW photovoltaic solar system on the roof that is designed to handle electrical needs and a commercial scale graywater system to divert sink and shower water to irrigation purposes.
The problem could be that the graywater holding tank is not pumping out graywater.
The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) wants to better understand the environmental fate and effects of household graywater on soil, human health and groundwater quality.
Chapters on mobile home, travel trailer parks, and graywater recycling are included.
Of special note are the chapters dedicated to the plumbing of mobile home and travel trailer parks and graywater recycling.
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The most simple, elegant, and efficient solutions are often low-tech and low-impact, for instance, the use of swales, cisterns, and graywater instead of sewers and municipal water, along with urban agriculture replacing nonproductive right-of-ways, grass lawns and the purchase of produce from grocery stores.
While users have a shower, Washit gather graywater from the shower cabinet and sends it to the water storage, first going through the filters.