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#1. Greywater pipes can’t be cost-effectively accessed in an existing building.
- Shower and tub drains are normally tied into toilet pipes within a few feet.
- Pipes in slab floors can never be tapped without cutting the slab, an expensive endeavor.
- Greywater from an upper floor is combined with the toilet water before the pipe comes down the wall.
- Last, the laundry drain is usually far from showers, making it costly to capture both sources of water.
#2. Most existing homes already have a viable irrigation system.
- It’s not legal or smart to retrofit greywater into an existing irrigation system.
- And you won’t want to buy another irrigation system if yours already works.
- Finally, an established landscape has to be torn up to install the underground drip irrigation required by law.
#3. Homeowners who try to install the system themselves need a lot of help.
- You’re probably not a plumber and you’ll need all those skills.
- And unless you’re a landscape/irrigation expert, you’ll lack those skills too.
- Without all those skill sets, you will make many simple but critical mistakes.
- Unfortunately, the amount of technical support required to help non-professionals install both the filter system and the irrigation system is prohibitive.