24th May 2017

With the ongoing drought in the Western Cape, we all need to find ways to reduce our demand on drinking water.

On average, 31percent of domestic water use is flushed down the toilets. We have designed a biological system which processes grey water and feeds it back into the toilets. This means that instead of carrying buckets of grey water around, flushing toilets is fully automated. The water is clean, clear and does not smell, even after being in the bowl for weeks on end. This is the ultimate water saver. Excess water can be used for washing cars, topping up the EcoPool, and of course irrigation. Plus the systems are really pretty and are a haven for wildlife of all kinds. The difference between EcoPools' grey water systems and conventional constructed wetlands is that our system is guaranteed not to block and takes up much less space. For an average sized houseold, a 4m2 EcoPools greywater wetland is sufficient.

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