Most folks building a new Katahdin Cedar Log Home are opting for water efficient toilets. But still, toilets can account for as much as 30% of your home water consumption! Many eco-conscious homeowners are looking to greywater recycling systems for re-using water from showers and sinks for flushing. One company has developed a residential greywater recycling system that can reduce water consumption by as much as 25%.The Greyter HOME™ Residential Water Recycling System is the size of a small refrigerator and is an effortless way to recapture lost greywater.
How Does It Work?
The Greyter HOME™ uses a proprietary non-biological membrane and pre-filter —both self-cleaning— to provide safe, reliable, cleaned water suitable for toilet flushes. The system delivers NFS 350 standard cleaned water that is safe for toilet flushing using a specially designed membrane that eliminates any bacteria pass through. Unlike other cleaning systems that use unreliable biological (biomass) filters that can clog and create maintenance problems, Greyter HOME requires minimal attention and maintenance. The first step is the pre-filter that removes hair and large solids. The water then passes through an ultrafiltration membrane that removes 99.99% of microorganisms and small solids. The water then passes through absorption media that removes remaining soap, color and odor before flowing into a storage tank where a chlorine treatment completes the process.
Compact and Powerful
The Greyter HOME system is compact, measuring 72 inches high and 19 inches deep. With only six plumbing connections, it’s easily installed by licensed plumbers. Plus, there are no bulky outdoor or underground components. The system is low maintenance, requiring only adding to the chlorine dispenser and changing absorption media.
Low Energy, High Water Use Savings
For an average family of four, the Greyter HOME requires just 100 kWh per year to operate— about the same per month as using a hair dryer. The system can reduce the demand for potable water in the average home by 25%. For areas with limited water resources, this unit is an excellent solution! This greywater system is also a high contributor to scoring for Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) certification for homes.