1:5:10:365 EcoTip Blog

December 14, 2008

:349 Lavatory Gray Water Recovery

Take the 1:5:10:365 challenge: Do one thing – for 5 to 10 minutes – 365 days a year to make our home and planet environment better.

1:5:10:349 EcoTip: Flushing the toilet doesn’t require potable water. The Aqus system by WaterSaver Technologies saves water by storing up to 5.5 gallons of water from the lavatory for flushing the toilet.

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 Additional Information:

More information about the Aqus system is available at http://www.watersavertech.com/AQUS-System.html

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1 Comment »

  1. The obvious and untalked about problem with the Aqus is the use of 3″ chlorine tablets stacked 3 high in the drain line just below the drain opening. If water is left on there is a distinct chlorine gas odor because the chlorine used is designed to be completely submerged under water. The scarey part is if someone inadvertently pours ammonia based cleaner down the drain. This will immediately create chloroform gas. Can you guess what will happen next?

    Thanks for the comment. – Bruce is right mixing chlorine and ammonia together can be deadly. The chemical reaction creates a number of dangerous gases. The following link is to a BBC article that explains the chemistry and the dangers in more detail.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/classic/A795611

    Bruce listed his website address as http://www.beingwater.com. They have a number of graywater system products and don’t use chlorine. It is worth checking out

    John Banta

    Comment by Bruce — February 6, 2009 @ 5:19 pm


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