- Use the water to flush the toilet. Side note, if it is yellow let it mellow, if it is brown flush it down (been meaning to work this in for a while).
- Water the plants with it. This is the obvious one.
- Use it for the first cycle of the washing machine. This was an interesting way to reuse that I found at http://www.treehugger.com/files/2005/11/last_week_we_ga.php
- If you are not in the mood for running between the bathroom and the laundry room, then just let some of your really muddy clothes pre-soak in the water before washing them.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Last night as I was giving the smallest member of our household a bath I started thinking about ways to reuse the bath water (aka grey water). Now there is only one human member and two four legged members of this house that actually take baths (some more than others), as showers are much more efficient at conserving water (that is if you keep the shower short). Anyway, lasts nights bath was particularly short, and although I do not fill the tub up very much at all, I still felt like it was a lot of good water that could have been used for something. So I did a little research a found a few easy (maybe) ways to reuse the grey water. Now if you are like me, then means are limited, and afford one of those fancy grey water tanks that store the water. But if you are cheap, like me, there are ways around it, called a bucket. Now with said bucket you can: