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Easy DIY Greywater Recycling System: Sloan Aqus

by , 03/31/09

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Who says plumbing is boring? The forward thinking folks at Sloan Valve Company have come up with a compact greywater system for your bathroom that is easy to install and works with the existing fixtures. The Sloan® AQUS® Greywater System filters the water that goes down your sink drain and then uses it to flush your toilet, potentially saving a household up to 5,000 gallons of potable water each year.

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This system helps contribute to LEED accreditation and could posibly lead the way for more wider adoption of extensive greywater recycling systems and public education of just how important water re-use is. Either way, it’s a pretty sweet gem to have hidden under your sink saving you water, money and peace of mind.

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  4. tiejaz January 8, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    All you really need is a wrench, a sock, and a bucket. Disconnect the pipes under your sink, and put the sock in the pipe not coming out of your sink. Put the bucket under the sink, and then when you shit, pour that water directly into the toilet bowl. Easy, cheap, and economic. Just don’t let the bucket overflow, when you wash your hands or brush your teeth, check the bucket’s level.

    $400 on a system like that isn’t DIY at all. Fuck corporate bullshit, DIY or die!

  5. AA April 19, 2009 at 9:46 pm
  6. greggolz April 16, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    You know if money is short, you still could look into your grey water going into the toilet with this thing called \”sink positive.\” I think my wife likes the Sloan system better because it is \”hidden\” under a sink.

  7. Micah April 2, 2009 at 1:25 am

    We installed one as a trial before Sloan got involved. We were impressed with its function but eventually it started to do a couple quirky things. I actually have a new unit in the box still that they sent us as a replacement. The local building department wouldn’t let us install it in new construction because it lacked a UL rating at the time. I bet Sloan has been able to bring it into commercial usage since they now have the listing.

  8. drnick April 1, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    cool stuff. i bet you could do that fairly easily at the depot, i’m not inclined to try, but if you want to give it a shot at my house i’ll buy the brews. :)

  9. treythefarmer April 1, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    I’ve been in touch with a couple of distributors and it will be about a 6-8 week turn around and something close to $400 for the unit.
    I think the most interesting thing will be how this will affect codes. Being the first commercial, easily available unit providing a service (greywater) that is illegal or underground in many places, it might be good to have some bigwig corporate lobbyists in the waste-water reuse battle.

  10. emmettbarton April 1, 2009 at 3:47 am

    Wow. Any word on pricing? Hmmm… doesn’t it seem like you could build one of your own with parts from Home Depot?

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