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GREY WATER SYSTEMS

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An average family home of 4 people uses between 200-300 litres of reusable water per day. A bath typically contains 120 litres and a shower takes 80 litres of water. A typical, South African, residential garden represents around 35% of household water consumption. WHAT IS GREY WATER? Grey Water is the water that we used for our baths, showers, hand basins and washing machines (clothes). This water is best re-used immediately to irrigate lawn, saving you a significant part of your water charge. However, it is not recommended to use kitchen water, as the fat content from food, can harm plant life.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • A Grey Water tank is installed in the ground, or below the lowest waste outlet pipe.
  • Westons will extend the outlet pipes of your shower, bath, basin and washing machine, to run to the grey water tank.
  • Gravity allows the water to flow down to the tank.
  • As soon as the water reaches a certain level in the tank, an internal pump automatically switches on.
  • The water is then pumped into a dedicated hose or hoses, and is dispersed by a sprinkler in your garden.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF GREY WATER? 

  • Lower consumption of fresh water.
  • Financial savings, +/- 80% of previously wasted water, can now be reused.
  • Avoid the cost of damage to your garden during water restrictions.
  • Grey Water can have nutrients for plant life.
  • A Grey Water system can connect to your current garden sprinkler.

Below: An explanation from CNN’s Derek Van Dam on why Cape Town will experience further droughts in the future. The whole video is worth a watch, but if you are in a hurry, see from 2:45min. 




FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Grey Water can give off a slight smell during irrigation, but this disperses almost immediately.
A few minutes maintenance a week, will also help to eliminate odours.

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Contact us for a free quote. We are currently servicing the following areas: 

Rondebosch
Mowbray,
Rosebank,
Claremont,
Newlands,
Kenilworth,
Wynberg,
Constantia,
Meadow Ridge,
Diep River,
Bergvliet,
Tokai,
Steenberg,
Stonehurst Estate,
Southfield,
Ottery,
Pinelands,

Rondebosch East,
Observatory,
Woodstock,
Saltriver,
Vredehoek,
Zonnebloem,
Devils Peak,
Oranjezicht,
Gardens,
Higgovale,
Tamboerskloof,
Bo-Kaap,
De Waterkant,
Green Point,
Sea Point,
Fresnaye,
Mouille Point,

Camps Bay,
Llandudno,
Ruyteplaats,
Houtbay,
Paardeneiland,
Lagoon Beach,
Kensington,
Goodwood,
Edgemead,
N1 City,
Plattekloof,
Welgelegen,
Century City,
Milnerton,
Sybrand Park,
Maitland,
Epping,

Blaauwberg,
Bakoven,
Blouberg,
Parklands,
Sunningdale,
West Beach,
Durbanville,
Belleville
Thornton
Sunset Links,
Montague Gardens,
Woodbridge Island,
Royal Ascot,
Tableview,
Waterfront,
CBD,
City Bowl,

“Unfortunately we do not service the Strand, Gordons Bay, Kraaifontein and Melkbos areas just yet.”


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