On film, water recycling might look like something complicated that involves a lot of machinery and effort. But in a new documentary on Netflix, you can learn more about Hydraloop. This is a simple water recycling system that can be used in any building or home, anytime. The innovation was presented at both CES 2020 and CES 2021, and it won several awards at last year’s show.

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Hydraloop water recycling machine next to a washing machine

Hydraloop is featured in “Brave Blue World,” a documentary that takes an unfiltered look at water and climate change. The documentary was filmed across five continents and shows how water is managed in places all over the world.

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tan and metal water recycler

Hydraloop makes and sells graywater recycling systems. The company has recently released the Hydraloop H600 and the Hydraloop Cascade. Hydraloop’s goal is to create compact recycling systems that can be used at offices, hotels, apartment buildings, homes and anywhere else with running water.

toilet attached to water recycling machine

With this system in place, water is collected from washing machines, bathtubs and showers. Water from air conditioning systems can be added to the Hydraloop system as well. The water is cleaned and disinfected so it can be reused; the treated graywater is non-potable, so one should not directly drink or cook with it.

water recycling machine available in three colors: blue, beige or red

The Hydraloop systems are powered with electricity. In order to connect the system, all incoming drains must be connected to a single pipe. Proper venting must be observed in all drainage systems, and all pipes should be labeled or color-coded to indicate the pipes that contain graywater.

wall of Hydraloop water recyclers

The older model, the Hydraloop H300, can clean up to 140 gallons of water per day, equaling more than 50,000 gallons of water per year. The newer Hydraloop H600 cleans about 260 gallons of water per day for homes and small businesses. The Cascade option offers commercial-grade, water-recycling capabilities for larger businesses. The Hydraloop systems are not large or overly complicated, and any skilled plumber can install one. Once the Hydraloop is in place, water will start being recycled immediately.

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