We have always discussed how vital a resource water is and how our survival depends on it. It’s as simple as that, if there’s no water, we will cease to exist. And not only us, but all forms of life would cease to exist.
Recent times have seen water cuts and water shortage being experienced the world over, water conservation is the need of the hour and we need to act fast in order to save the one element we cannot survive without. However, even in this timely hour, there are people who do not understand the seriousness of the matter and do as they please.
One technique each one of us should adopt is greywater recycling. Greywater is basically all the waste water in our household, collected from washbasins, showers, bathtubs and washing machines. Normally we would just discard this water on account of it being dirty and already used. However, we can recycle and reuse this water and use it to cater to other needs such as watering your lawn/garden or using it to flush the toilet.
There are just a few things to be kept in mind before you start using greywater for other needs. Firstly you must ensure they are no toxins or corrosive substances that could damage your plants when used to water them. Also if the water you use to wash dishes is untreated, it might contain substances like grease and which would make it unfit to be used as greywater. Also keep in mind that water with excessive salt is also potentially damaging to plants and hence should not be used. This is almost all you need to know about greywater, so from now onwards instead of throwing your used water away, put it to some good use.