Washington Post features local water recycling business
Water Wise Group makes greywater recycling systems
– The Washington Post on Monday featured local company Water Wise Group in a story about the growth of greywater recycling systems.
The article, “More homeowners are turning to greywater systems to recycle used water,” says residents, mainly out West, are reclaiming drainage from showers and washing machines for landscape irrigation. An excerpt reads:
A number of companies make more elaborate greywater-recycling systems that can filter discharged water and, when necessary, store it briefly in a holding tank before use in irrigation. Water Wise Group Inc. is a wholesale distributor based in Paso Robles, Calif., makes a unit that sells for $729, plus shipping. Installation costs vary, depending on whether the home has a basement or crawl space for easy access to plumbing, says Remy Sabiani, founder of Water Wise Group.
Reducing overall water consumption is the main reason customers install a Water Wise unit, Sabiani says. But many of his rural clients cite an added benefit: The system diverts greywater — up to 40,000 gallons a year — away from their septic systems. “Your [septic] tank may be too small for the amount of water that goes into it. Replacing it with a bigger tank can easily cost $15,000.” A Water Wise system spares homeowners that expense, he says.
Water Wise Group is a wholesale distributor headquartered in Templeton, Calif. In March 2010, the company signed its first distribution agreement with Matala Water Technology Co., Ltd. to represent and distribute the Aqua2use Grey Water System in the United States. Helping customers use their greywater for irrigation and saving the world’s most valuable natural resource, water, is the company’s mission.