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Can you recycle your water at home?

When it comes to handling household finances, trust mums to know best. After all, the tasks of looking after the children along with keeping the family aligned in terms of schedules and appointments on a daily basis are only some of the many responsibilities we have to manage.

And when it comes to saving money, mums know that every penny counts as it all adds up to a hefty total sum which could be reduced significantly with smart decisions and a whole lot of consciousness.

In terms of saving on monthly bills, solar panels have been discussed over and over again with the evident benefits shining most in the long run which justifies the initial costs required to set up the system.

As much as solar energy helps out in saving on electricity bills, not many mums know the details on how to save on water bills aside the typical ?don?t turn on your taps unnecessarily? and all the other comments regarding water usage savings rather than an actual solution equivalent to solar panel systems.

So what?s the solution on trying to save on water bills while contributing to a future of recycling and creating a more environmentally sustainable future for the next generation?

You may have come across the concept of recycling water and as much as the technical side of things go, you probably don?t know how it would apply in a household environment. Sure, we hear about water recycling in farms and acreages where plants and crops could do with using recycled water during droughts, but how does it work when it comes to the home?

But let?s look at some numbers first to show you how much water you actually waste. According to the ABS, the ?estimated household water consumption for Victoria was 367 gigalitres? a year. And to make matters worse, most of that water consumption is wasted with the majority of our drinking water literally going down the drain.

All you will need to do is implement a water recycling system in your home which processes grey water which is identified as domestic water excluding sewage. Once grey water is treated properly, the water can be used for landscape irrigation, washing your car, and flushing toilets.

Technology for water recycling has advanced significantly with state of the art filtration mechanisms and filtration systems which ensure the safety of using recycled water in the home environment.

With the simple addition of a water recycling system in your home, you could enjoy many benefits such as:

  • Reduced water rates – the concept is similar to investing in solar panels with the long term outlook of saving on your electricity bills.
  • Better control over your water resources – you won?t have to worry about water restrictions as much during drought seasons as your water recycling system reduces the need for water supply from the municipal. This means you can continue to wash your car or maintain an amazingly lush green front lawn all year round.
  • Environmental sustainability – the more you recycle water at home, the fewer water resources you will be using. This, in turn, helps preserve water resources in benefit of environmental sustainability in your local area.

All in all, adding a water recycling system to your home could be the next best thing to help you save water as well as a leave a positive environmental impact in your neighbourhood. Whether it?s a way to save on your water bills or to help reduce wastage at a residential scale, the benefits certainly do outweigh the disadvantages.

Article provided by Cleanawater