Wednesday, 28 January 2009
Gray water is an affordable home scale solution
Every Wednesday in Amman, the water line gets connected to our neighborhood so early morning, dad irrigates the trees around the house, we do the laundry in the afternoons, clean the backyard and our neighbors would wash the stairs and do the windows, most people do the same the stuff on that day.
I was thinking to myself after I read this piece of news, and this news quoting;
AMMAN, Jan 21 (KUNA) -- Jordanian authorities on Wednesday warned of the decrease of the per capita water share to 104 square metres by 2025, in comparison to 145 square metres at the time being, due to the current rise in the population of 2.2 percent. The continued rise of 3.6 percent in the overall birth rate according to a study conducted by the Higher Population Council in cooperation with the Jordanian Ministry of Water, will lessen the per capita share of water by 48 percent, said the council's Secretary General Raeda Al-Qutob.
All our home use water is done with fresh water!! imagine, if we were able to store the water we use while showering and doing the laundry and using this Gray water for stuff that doesn't require fresh water, lets water our home gardens with gray water & utilize space to grow home vegetables.
This way we save money because we use less water from the Water Authority, we would be doing Jordan a favor by lessening our consumption, we re-use the water and we get fruits and vegetables from our home.
people! just consider this information: you flush your toilet with fresh water.
for Gray water systems to be applicable in Jordan there are 3 things:
1- necessary regulations for gray water through the water authority to set the guidelines.
2- awareness campaign on what Gray water is!
3- having suppliers for these kinds of systems
many many many technologies are available.