With the increase in urbanisation and the rapid pace of globalisation, there really is quite a lack of space for looking at our valuable resources. One such valuable resource being water. As a result, there have been many alternative ways of saving water for the greater good, and one such way that has quickly become popular in the more urban parts of the world is the use of greywater systems for irrigation purposes. Here are just some of the major benefits of using the system in the urban jungle:
Recycling of Water
Of course, one of the more obvious ways in which Grey water irrigation can help sustain urbanisation, is by the recycling water that has not been in contact with any chemicals or faeces. The reason for this is that the system is such that it is installed in places that would drain water used for minimal activity, such as the washing of hands or something of that manner. As a result, this water, which can be reused for many other purposes is pumped to your plants that would absorb quite a number of nutrients.
Not So Costly
Another reason for greywater systems to work in the urban environment is that the system as a whole is not that costly to install. The reason for this is that installing such a system requires basic tools, such as pipelines, taps, and other plumbing tools, which are quite easy to procure. The only difficult bit being the identification of where exactly to install it, as there are many places to install the system. All in all, there is not much of a cost to be incurred, if one were to install such a system.
Relatively Easy to Maintain
Many people think that installing such a system would require constant maintenance due to its intricate filtering system. However, it really is not that difficult to maintain it. In fact, it is possible to maintain it by yourself, should you eb the person looking to refrain from hiring a special maintenance expert.
All you have to do is just do routine check-ups on the lines and seeing if it is filtering the used water properly. Even if it does have problems, it can be easily mendable by using basic tools and parts. In other words, the ease of maintenance allows the system to function properly, which in turn result in a more sustainable urban environment.
Cultivation of Many Crops
Clearly, one of the primary reasons as to why the system helps sustain urbanisation is the fact that it can cultivate crops even in small spaces, thus allowing for a more greener urban jungle, which results in better air quality of the city, and a self-sustainable household, as it results in the home not needing to purchase fresh produce from the grocery store.
In short then, the greywater system is quite the innovative system for urban development, as it brings out a more utilitarian side of living in that households can now become self-sufficient and do their part on the environment.