Greywater Reuse Explained

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RMC Water and Environment is an environmental engineering company offering a full range of water management services to clients across California. In terms of recycled water systems, RMC Water and Environment helps clients master plan their systems and assess the reliability of the system after implementation.

Recycled water systems often involve the reuse of a substance known as greywater, defined as gently used water from bathroom sinks, washing machines, showers, and tubs. Although grey water often contains contaminants such as food, dirt, and hair, it is nevertheless a safe source of water for irrigation of plants in a yard. Although greywater does become a pollutant if released into rivers or lakes, it poses little risk to crops, provided that it does not touch the edible parts of the plant.

Greywater reuse represents an important method for urban dwellers to recycle their water in an environmentally friendly way. In the absence of reuse strategies, greywater is often funneled to sewer systems and septic tanks, where it cannot participate in the natural water cycle.

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