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10 Awesome Gadgets To Reuse Water

10 Awesome Gadgets To Reuse Water
We like the concept behind this. Small space apartment dwellers would appreciate the utility of having a washing machine option in their bathroom (we know we would). But then again, the toilet in the concept photo above looks like it's giving a piggyback ride to a reject from The Transformers. The "Washup" concept is a sustainable and space saving water consumption device that reuses wasted water from the clothes washing cycle for toilet flushing later (hopefully not at the same your load before dropping it). We just worry we'd accidentally lose socks in the toilet while loading and emptying the machine above. Ingenuity gets an all new meaning in designer Andrew Leinonen's simple yet very powerful Filterbrella concept. With most nations facing water crisis, recycling used water becomes more important than ever before. Perhaps inspired by Britain's constant drought warnings and reminders to 'use water wisely', an inventor has come up with a combined washing machine and shower.

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Washing Machine Greywater Resources Pantyhose filter For those of you attending our Wednesday night greywater workshop at Good and for those of you who can’t, here’s a list of resources for using your washing machine as a irrigation source: The New Create an Oasis with Greywater: Choosing, Building and Using Greywater Systems by Art Ludwig. This is the bible of greywater. Follow Ludwig’s instructions and you can’t go wrong.

Hydrogen cars now one step closer We are now one step closer to driving around in hydrogen-powered cars, thanks to a new study, which has found a way of reducing the amount of platinum in fuel cells. (Photo: Colourbox) Sometime in the future we’ll be driving around in environmentally-friendly cars that neither pollute nor make noise. The cars will be running on hydrogen and oxygen with water as the only waste product. Building a biological DIY greywater system (with no reedbeds) - Milkwood - Permaculture courses + skills for Real Life Our criteria for building the greywater system for the tinyhouse was pretty simple: cheap, made from readily available materials, and effective. We also wanted to use the outputs to irrigate a grove of important fruit trees, as water is very precious here, especially in a dry year. After many, many hours of research on systems involving reed beds, infiltration trenches, fancy UV zappers and all the rest, we decided, on the advice of permaculture and greywater specialist Ross Mars, to keep it simple, and let the biology do the work. To summarise the approach (and Ross Mars’ general take of domestic greywater), we decided that the intermittent trickle of water coming from our bath and shower would be best dealt with in a living and dynamic system, rather than in a series of reed beds or trenches. I should note here that our greywater output is coming from just our bath and shower, so it contains water, a little soap, and the inevitable bits that come off a human when they wash.

Laundry To Landscape Graywater Systems; Design & Parts Complete information from the original inventors by Art Ludwig We originated the Laundry to Landscape Greywater System and published it unpatented into the public domain in 2008 for the good of all. This site has the most up-to-date, reliable, and complete information, and is the source of much of the info replicated on tens of thousands of other pages on "Laundry to Landscape." Please help the quality of information on this system and support our continued research by "liking" and linking to us, getting our instructional DVD or book, and encouraging organizations that have not done so to credit us as a source of original information on this topic--thanks!

Is Fixed Price Energy A Good Deal? Each month, the energy bill hits your mailbox. There’s not much thought into writing the check for payment, aside from the seasonal changes. Waiting for summer to end and energy bills to drop. The last few years, most energy companies have started sending out options that haven’t existed in their history. Giving you the option to smooth out your monthly bills and the confusing option to “fix your energy rates” for three or five years. That has confused many consumers on whether these fixed payment plans are a good deal. Greywater Reuse - Greywater is gently used water from your bathroom sinks, showers, tubs, and washing machines. It is not water that has come into contact with feces, either from the toilet or from washing diapers. Greywater may contain traces of dirt, food, grease, hair, and certain household cleaning products. While greywater may look “dirty,” it is a safe and even beneficial source of irrigation water in a yard. Keep in mind that if greywater is released into rivers, lakes, or estuaries, its nutrients become pollutants, but to plants, they are valuable fertilizer. Aside from the obvious benefits of saving water (and money on your water bill), reusing your greywater keeps it out of the sewer or septic system, thereby reducing the chance that it will pollute local water bodies.

How To Build A Greywater Filter For $30 Or Less My wife, of course, likes to take baths. My son is afraid of the shower so he takes baths. I try to conserve water wherever I can and even take a 5 Gallon Bucket into the shower with me to collect the water when it’s heating up, and while I’m lathering up (5th paragraph down in the post). In a way I am a bit hypocritical in the sense that I have a pool, and pools aren’t eco-friendly or promote water conservation. I’ve been trying to think of ways to offset the extra consumption of water due to the pool – which leads me back to the bath water.

Can London run on its own fat? Gross but true: when residual fat, oil, or grease from restaurants and food manufacturers is poured down the drain, it coagulates into globs known as “fatbergs” that can clog sewage systems. Thames Water, which handles much of London’s wastewater, spends up to £12 million a year removing as many as 40,000 fatbergs from the 66,500 miles of sewer pipe it oversees. (Earlier this month, Brits discovered a nearly 17-ton tower of congealed lard lurking in London’s sewers—a fatberg for the record books.) fastcoexist In countries with water shortages, saving every drop is essential. Alberto Vasquez's simple method: a low-tech collector that sits on the floor of a shower. The Gris is made up of four interlocking cells that slope gently down to the center. Water is funneled into one cell at a time, filling each successively.

How To Get Water From a Drilled Well When The Power Is Off May 1, 2013 | Steve Belange | Topics: Homesteading, Jan/Feb 1999 | Comments Most homesteaders get their water from private, drilled wells. Most private wells use electric pumps.