How does Wastewater and Greywater differ?

Resolving your water treatment needs starts with understanding the type of water waste that requires treatment.

When looking for a water treatment service, it’s important to remember that not all wastewater is made the same. Different types of systems or solutions may be needed to meet your wastewater treatment needs. When considering what water treatment system or solution is right for you, we find it helps to provide a breakdown of how we categorise different types of wastewater. One key distinction is the difference between residential grey water and general wastewater.

Let’s start with residential grey water. In essence, what we’re referring to here is any water produced by your household as waste (other than sewerage). While at first look it might not seem like your average household produces much residential grey water, the truth is that every home in Australia is a residential grey water making machine. Any water which is produced from waste from your kitchen, sinks, dishwashers and washing machines is residential grey water. And one of the biggest contributors of all to residential grey water is each family member’s shower.

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Residential grey water is often used by households untreated for certain purposes where water is scarce, like watering gardens. However, if you want to reuse residential grey water for other purposes, it requires treatment. While residential grey water might on first look seem to be ‘cleaner’ than other wastewater, it often contains high quantities of household cleaning products, grease, detergents or oils which need to be treated in order to be reused.

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Wastewater, on the other hand, is often used as a more all-encompassing term to classify any water that requires treatment. At EcoSeptic, when we look to develop or provide a solutions to treat wastewater, we’re talking about ways of treating other types of liquid waste produced by residences or businesses. Wastewater may include residential bathroom and liquid waste, as well as waste produced by industrial or agricultural businesses.

When developing solutions to treat this kind of wastewater, often heavy-duty solutions are required to deal with some of the nastier bacteria, chemicals or toxins that might be present. While residential grey water might be able to be used to water plants or gardens untreated, that’s not the case for wastewater – even reuse for garden watering or discharge into the environment more generally will require some type of treatment, to reduce safety risk and ensure compliance with environmental protection standards.

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Ultimately, our solutions in residential grey water or wastewater ultimately have the same aim – allowing our customer to reuse or discharge water after treatment in a safe and environmentally friendly way. Whether you’re a business or residential customer with wastewater or residential grey water disposal needs, we’re here to help. Contact us for a fast quote 1800 808 135 and see our Home Page for more detail.

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