Categories for Gray Water

How Is Gray Water Reused?

March 10, 2021

The term “gray water” refers to gently used water that flows out the drains in your bathroom sinks, showers and tubs, as well as from your washing machines. This is water that’s never come into contact with feces, meaning it did not come from the toilet or from a laundry machine that was used to wash diapers. A sewer service company in Bay City, MI can point out which fixtures produce gray water and which do not. In some cases, gray water might contain some traces of dirt, hair, food, grease or cleaning products. Though it looks dirty, it can... View Article

Gray Water: What Is It, and Can It Be Discharged?

June 10, 2020

Just because you’re not sending sewage down your sinks, showers and laundry machines (we hope) doesn’t mean that it can skip your septic system. Gray water, which is the term for wastewater from sinks (as long as they’re not used for food preparation or hazardous materials), tubs and washing machines, might be suitable for discharge over your lawn, but you need to check with your local health department before doing so. In Michigan, gray water discharge is regulated by each of the 46 local health departments. Generally, gray water can be discharged in Bay City, MI as long as you... View Article

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