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Every week, thousands of litres of water used in homes goes down the drains and into the sewer in most homes. This water, known as greywater, can safely and easily be used to water your garden, saving both water and dollars. While a rain water tank can simply run dry in a long, dry summer, a greywater system can provide reliable all-year water to your garden.

According to Waterwise Systems, if 20% of the highest water consumption gardens in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth had been watered by greywater, rather than tap water, for the last 10 years storage levels in each of these cities would be more than 70% now.

Greywater systems fall into 2 basic categories:

  • A Greywater Diversion system takes the greywater and delivers it directly to the garden. These are generally simple, efficient and reliable systems to keep your garden heatly all year. Untreated greywater must be dispersed withing 24 hours and cannot be stored any longer.
  • A Greywater Processing system will process the water to a state where it can be stored for extended periods and used in a wider variety of application.

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