Sloan Greywater System Saves Water and Money

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Do you know how many gallons of water are used to flush your toilet? Whether you are using an old toilet in your home, which uses about 5-8 gallons of water per flush or a newer version, which uses about 2 gallons of water per flush, you are using up a lot of water to flush your toilet. Fortunately, the Sloan Valve Company has found a solution to this problem.

The Sloan Valve Company has designed a greywater system, called the Sloan® AQUS® Greywater System to help conserve water. The Sloan® AQUS® Greywater System connects under your sink to the toilet. According to the Sloan Valve Company website an, "average two-person household bathroom can expect to save as much as 5,000 gallons of fresh water per year by using the Sloan® AQUS® Greywater System."

Now imagine this system in place in office buildings, apartment buildings, schools, restaurants, homes, etc. Multiply all these toilets time 5,000 gallons of water. That is a lot of water that could be saved per year. The water saved would have a positive impact on the environment as well as lower the consumers' water bill. That means money savings too. Considering the tough economic times, saving money is just one more positive benefit of this invention.  

How does the Sloan® AQUS® Greywater System work? It filters the water that goes down your sink drain. This is the greywater. The greywater then goes to a storage box under the sink. When you flush the toilet the water from the storage box is pulled into the toilet's flush tank. The greywater system is easy to install and works with existing fixtures.

This innovative greywater system can be used just about anywhere. To find out if your toilet is compatible and if you would like to know more about the Sloan® AQUS® Greywater System take a look at the Sloan website here.

To find out how much water your toilet uses click here.

Via Inhabitat

Apr 5, 2009
by Anonymous

Value of low flush?

Let us know how happy you are with the "low flush" systems. From my experience, had to flush several times to get anything besides urine to go down completely. Still trying to figure out how that "saves". Also, with our water treatment plants/filtration systems, isn't the water reusable anyway like it's always been? It's not like it's "all used up". Seems like wasted effort. (pun here?)