Review of our Grey Water Program

April 14, 2010

Healthy Environment

The City has a pilot program to promote the installation of grey water systems in homes. 

Here is a piece from the American Water Works Association. 

 Technology and Practice

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One Comment on “Review of our Grey Water Program”

  1. Caitlin T. Says:

    Looks pretty good. It’s the sort of thing I’ve been wondering why it’s not standard in North American homes for years. A friend of mine was recently in Japan and this sort of thing was everywhere. There is no reason that toilets need to be flushed with fresh clean drinking water when there is plenty of grey water available from other daily actitivites.

    Price is a bit steep, though, for regular homeowners (is this why it’s taking so long to become standard here in NA?).

    $2500 ($4000 installation cost – $1500 Guelph incentive) for a system that saves $73/year? It would take 34.25 years to pay for itself. I get that the water/environmental savings are worth much more, but it’s going to be harder to convince your Average Joe to go for something like that.
    I would have loved to request more information about participating in the pilot project, since I’d love to have a greywater recovery system, but I just can’t afford it.

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