Grey Water Recycling
There are a number of technologies and products which enable end
users to use less water, and builders to gain valuable Code points
and conform to mandatory standards.
We flush clean drinking water down our toilets every day,
calculated to account for 30% of our domestic water usage.
We use a further 21% in the basin and bath, and 12% in
showering, totalling 33%. This water can be re-used for toilet
flushing by installing a simple, low maintenance recycling
Another grey water system, which works in a similar way to a
toilet cistern. However, grey water from the bath and shower is
collected in the cleaning tank where a skimmer removes debris such
as foam, hairs and soap. Heavier waste particles sink to the bottom
and are flushed away to waste. The remaining 'clean' grey water is
then transferred into a storage tank ready for use in toilet
flushing. The tank holds about 100 litres (approx. 20 flushes).
The system is easy to install and occupies little more room than
standard, built-in, concealed cistern toilet piping.
EcoPlay reduces the amount of potable water supplied to the
household, thus making it easier to comply with the Code for
The HydroCyc recycles waste bath, basin and shower water (known
as grey water) and treats it to well beyond the safety standards to
be used for flushing the toilet.
Water feeds from the basin, bath and shower by gravity into the
HydroCyc. Using patented cyclonic technology, water is treated and
then pumped back up to a header tank to be used for toilet
flushing. The main base unit is situated in either the kitchen or
- Grey water systems can meet leg islative requirements including
level 6 of the Code for Sustainable Homes.
- Grey water recycling units are simple to install. Some kits can
cost less than £1,000.
- Not really practical for retro-fit; this is a new build
- Grey water recycling units are cheap to run and can be
- Save water, save money, save the environment.
- Grey water recycling units use self cleaning technology and are
practically maintenance free.
Jewson has everything you'll need...
- Products; Jewson supply a wide range of water saving products
from low water content baths and toilets, to flow regulators, water
saving taps, showers and grey water recycling.
- Greenworks; Jewson have a network of regional sales centres
across the UK with Greenworks trained specialists who can advise on
water saving technology.