The term Greywater is used to refer to the waste water that is produce from doing everyday chores like washing, laundry and bathing etc.   The waste water is then reused for other things such as irrigation and toilet flushing.

 

Although this should not be confused with blackwater, which we know has high levels of contaminants and fecal matter, Greywater is not potable water either.  There are a couple of different kinds of Greywater, untreated which must be used immediately, and treated which can be stored for a longer time.

 

There are opposing thoughts on Greywater.  Those that are pro greywater usage see it as an excellent way of conserving water due to the fact that it can be used as a non-drinkable water source, while those that are against it, are concerned about the possible spread of disease.

 

It is clear to see that water conservation has become a very important issue, which means greywater is starting to become a more popular way of conserving water.  It is being used more in the United States and has been used often in third world countries.

 

It is clear that there is much to think about when it come to greywater usage, what might be right for one person will not be for another.  Research should be done by each household to determine whether or not it would be a good option for their homes.