What Is Grey Water? What is the Difference Between Bathroom Water and Toilet Water?

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What is Grey Water?

This is an issue that has come up in the recent years as more people start to turn to water treatment methods. Many have asked themselves “is water treated in a similar way to how I treat my tap water.” Grey water is water which has been traditionally used but has now been contaminated and includes potentially harmful contaminants (such as grease, lint and dust). Grey water may come from a number of different sources: Kitchen tap is not classified as grey by most states as it has grease, food and other contaminants but some states will allow you to use kitchen tap as grey water. It is important to get clear information before you make a decision to use grey water.

Is Toilet Water Grey Water?

Yes, grey water may be present in toilet tanks. This is very difficult to detect as the contaminants are usually very low level and may not affect the taste of the water. If your toilet tank has a lot of dirt or algae. Some people say the problem is just a sign of a good water filter system but if the problem persists, it is best to contact the company that manufactured your toilet tank and ask for advice.

Is it safe to use on the garden?

The answer is a resounding yes; all sources are safe to use and you do not have to worry about using contaminated water.

Is Grey Water Safe to Drink?

No, although there are a few products available that may be able to clean grey water.

Toilet Water Is Not Grey Water

Toilet water is known as ‘black water’ and must be treated differently to grey water.