Greywater Frequently Asked Questions
There are many studies on the safety of reusing greywater. A consensus among studies is that greywater is not safe to ingest, and thus greywater systems should keep greywater in pipes and soaking into the ground to prevent accidental ingestion. This page contains summaries and links to several studies on greywater.
You can find many greywater system materials at a local salvage yard. Each type of system requires a few specialty parts that can be found from online stores, large plumbing supply houses, and irrigation stores. Read more about where to find parts for your greywater system here.
[img_assist|nid=265|title=|desc= Collecting sink water|link=node|align=left|width=100|height=125]There are many ways to reduce water use with minor or temporary plumbing alterations. Options range from installing shower shut off valves, to collecting greywater under a sink, to putting a washing machine outside the house, or even installing sawdust composting toilet!