Saving Water : Using Greywater

This is the fifth article in a 6 part series on Saving Water. See part 1 on measuring your tap water, part 2 on benefits of a water tank, part 3 on gutters and drains and part 4 on saving water around the house. Living in Sydney, Australia I’m acutely aware of the value of this precious resource.

When it comes to conserving water, this is the big one. As greywater comprises around three quarters of a household’s waste water, it’s well worth looking at. After all, saving water = saving money.

What is Greywater?

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First, a definition.

The water you see around the house can generally be classified as one of three types –

White / fresh water : this is the clear water you drink.
Greywater / graywater : this water contains a small amount of dirt, and is water that has been previously used within the house. The water which leaves the washing machine, for example.
Blackwater : this is the waste water from the toilet.

Just remember the greywater = previously used part, and you’ll begin to see just how much of the stuff there is available.

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What Is Your Symbol Of Strength?

Most of us have many symbols of strength and sometimes it’s just one thing. You know, that one thing that when you see it, hear it, or feel it, it just makes you feel like you can do anything.

For me, it’s a lot of different things. The song “Rockstar” for instance, by Nickelback. It’s like the Universe is asking me what I want, and although my answers are not necessarily the same as his, I still get the chance to raise my vibration and tell the Universe what that is.

Another is a necklace my daughter gave me to wear. It’s really hers, but you know how that goes when you have a teenage daughter. Your stuff becomes her stuff and once in a while she lets you borrow something of hers. When I wear the necklace, it reminds me of all the possibilities she has to make this world a better place. She also has some of my abilities and is developing quite nicely.


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