There are numerous advantages to using greywater. One of those advantages is that it can be used in irrigation, that is especially useful in more arid areas of the country which do not have an abundant supply of water. It can also be used in public parks and golf courses, saving the community money. An extra benefit of using dish water for irrigation is the added nutrients it helps deliver to the soil.
Greywater systems can be installed not just in new homes, but in older homes as well, making its use available for most homes. You might even find that your local government offer tax incentives for installing one, although this is something you would need to check first.
What can be said of the disadvantages to using greywater? Although greywater is not as hazardous as blackwater, it’s still important to handle it properly to avoid any potentially serious health problems that might arise from its use.
You could find that installing and maintaining a greywater system is very expensive. It might also be harder to find a plumber acquainted with these systems.
Before you decide whether or not to install a greywater system, check with your local council to see what kinds of guidelines they have in place regarding this. You could find this to vary depending on where you live, so always make sure it’s for your area.