21 September, 2013

Water Treatment Systems Installation

I want to reuse rain water (and eventually bath water) to fill my cisterns. Spending many hours searching the internet for plumbers that would do grey water installations has come up with nothing. I have rung 2 plumbers, one didn't reply and the other does not do grey water installations. I could do it myself but want it correctly installed and certified for when I sell the house. Any help on who I can contact would be appreciated. Regards, Rob. After speaking to others on the web, I found the answer. Greywater is a pain in reality i presume you want to do it for environmental reasons rather than money saving as it will cost you several thousand to do it properly the link below is from the water regs advisory scheme which tells you whats involved. New pipework exclusively for it, damage to house fabric as it will be run inside and therefore repairs storage and treatment facility new fittings and fixtures and really only for flushing the loo/s unless you want to spend lots more on making it drinking water quality there is also a list of approved plumbers in addition to those held by your local water board who would be qualified to do such work. We have to pass an an exam in the water regs and prove competence in plumbing (as I have, for the benefit of some other tradespersons on this site)

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  1. Lyz XXX September 20, 2013 at 9:02 am #
    Whereabouts in the UK are you?
  2. Dee September 20, 2013 at 9:07 am #
    You are not allowed to do that (use grey water to fill cisterns) I thought it would be because you would end up with too many bubbles, turns out its a law, incase the pressure drops and it gets sucked back into the main water supply. Besides if I looked round your house as a buyer, it would put me off. I found the answer on the 1st search on google, see the link for yourself
  3. Mandy Robot September 20, 2013 at 2:14 pm #
    Have you tried contacting your local water board for help and advice.
  4. Terry Jeffs September 20, 2013 at 3:12 pm #
    This may be done it just has to be planned it just involves working out. . . . 1. Where you want to collect and store the water 2. What type of pump you require3. Plan to install levered isolation valves close to wc cistern and supply pipes to bath/shower mixers so thatif there is not a supply of grey water at any time of the yr you can turn the levers and revert to water supply from the mains4. Thats it simple.