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“From a homeowner perspective, they are doing the right thing, but also saving money on your water bill. All stakeholders involved are achieving and realizing a benefit that really did not exist before.”
A family of four living in Edgewood will see their annual water bill reduced by an estimated 20 per cent, while at the same time save up to 30,000 litres of water.
The Greyter HOME, said Geranium in a release, treats shower and bathwater so it can be reused for flushing toilets.
It requires only five standard plumbing connections making it simple for a professional plumber to install and is equipped with a touchpad controller that handles operation and provides a homeowner with performance data, maintenance reminders and tutorials.
“With water costs going up, so will the savings,” said Feiner. “Toilets alone consume about 20 to 25 per cent of indoor water use, and they certainly don’t need potable (drinking) water to get the job done.
“We hope to see large-scale adoption of greywater recycling systems by the new home building industry.”
Geranium, which won the City of Pickering’s Sustainability Award for Edgewood last year, as well as Greyter will share data collected from the homes with the both the municipality and Durham region.
For more information, visit www.geranium.com