Re-use your greywater! Greywater is wastewater from:
- Bathroom sinks
- Clothes washers
You can install gray water re-use systems in new or existing buildings. These systems collect grey water in a storage tank. It’s then filtered, purified, and sent to toilet fixtures. Toilet flushing uses about 30% of daily water use in the home. For toilets, greywater is a good substitute for clean drinking water. You can save a lot of water and money!
Other Tips to Save On Indoor Water Use
- Don't leave the tap running when rinsing vegetables or brushing teeth
- Never put water down the drain when there may be another use for it. Use it to water plants or for cleaning!
- Insulate your water pipes. You’ll get hot water faster and won't waste water while it heats up.
- Rinse your razor in the sink pre-filled with a small amount of water. Don't run the tap.
- Keep a water jug in the fridge. This way you won’t have to run the tap until the water is cold.
- Avoid flushing the toilet unnecessarily. It is for human waste only. All other items should be put in the garbage or recycled.