(This is the first of an at least three part series about ways in which renters can reuse greywater. For a definition of greywater, and why it’s a good idea to recycle it, check this out.)
When I first moved to Portland five and a half years ago, I was really impressed by the ways that I saw folks reusing water, especially from kitchen and bathroom sinks, without the elaborate remediation systems more commonly talked about. Most of the systems involved little to no modification to plumbing, and those that did were to a degree that I personally feel comfortable doing without consulting the landlord (more on this below).
Greywater reuse generally falls into two categories, interior (household) and exterior (landscape). In the first couple of posts in this series, I’ll address interior uses that are feasible for most renters. After those, I’ll follow up with a post about exterior uses.
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