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Codes Are Last Obstacle to Wider Use of Graywater in Homes

Posted by Cati O'Keefe

Apr 12, 2016 12:07:10 PM

Graywater makes a lot of sense and saves a lot of water, so why isn’t it happening, or even mandated, everywhere?

Rain harvesting

Today, the technology and know-how exists to take graywater from washing machines and showers—as well as rainwater collected from roofs—and use that water to flush toilets and irrigate landscapes. That same water can be brought back into the house, treated, and used yet again. It makes a lot of sense and saves a lot of water, so why isn’t it happening, or even mandated, everywhere?

For more on this topic, read about rainwater codes and graywater codes are not integrated and the problems it can cause.

 


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