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Domestic Grey Water


Aquaco are world leaders in the design, development, and manufacture of domestic and commercial water recycling systems, furthermore with over 15 years of experience in the market we have proof of this with many flagship reference projects and a whole host  of happy customers to back up our claims. Moreover, Aqauco Water Recycling were the first company in the UK to offer a cost-effective greywater recycling solution. We have continued that legacy, in the same fashion offering the modern, evironmentally consciuos home builder and homeowner the most cost-effective, high-quality water recycling solutions on the market for the home. Another key point is all of Aquaco domestic and residential grey water recycling systems are designed and specified following BS8525 and BS8595 standards

“Offering the home builder and homeowner the most cost-effective, high-quality domestic greywater  recycling solutions on the market”

Residential Greywater Recycling

The Aquaco Home Basic is our domestic grey water recycling system. It is the most simple and effective system on the market and comes in 4 varients; Indirect, Direct, Garage, and XL. 

Aquaco’s Home Basic system collects residential grey water from wash hand basins, showers, and baths. It then stores, disinfects and filters the water for reuse in WC flushing. As a result the residential homeowner can save on water costs, reduce water sent to a sewage treatment unit (if off grid) and reduce your carbon footprint of youre property.

  • Indirect; underground tank. stored water is treated and pumped to a header tank for gravity feeding the WC. The mains water backup is in the header tank.
  •  Direct; underground tank. The mains water backup enters the underground tank. Water is pumped directly to the point of use. A control board is installed in a frost-protected area.
  • Garage; Above ground tank. Identical to the direct system in all other aspects.
  • XL; All of the above systems are available as an XL option, this increases the storage volume for those with higher demands.

Domestic Greywater Recycling

Aquaco Water Recyclings greywater home basic is the entry level domestic grey water recycling system, designed to collect discharge from wash-hand basins, showers, and baths for reuse in WC flushing. Simple and effective the greywater home basic is the most cost-effective solution on the market.

Residential Grey Water Recycling systems have many benefits namely from the obvious reduction in a properties water bill but at the same time contributing to providing some less known benefits, for example, achieving planning approval through limiting the impact a new development will have on surface run-off.

Also, by recycling your own grey water, you are reducing the amount of potable water required in your household, in turn, this reduces the load on public water treatment and wastewater treatment; with continued urbanisation and ongoing housing shortages, this is a long-term problem that as a society we need to act upon. If we all make small changes, we can help save the planet’s most precious resource – clean drinking water.

Domestic Grey Water Recycling

The Grey Water Recycling System Process

Grey Water is collected from the wash hand basins, showers, and baths.

This discharge is required to be kept separate from the other household foul water discharge.

Grey water is subsequently directed to the underground chamber, where it passes through a coarse pre-filter built-in to the greywater home underground tank. Inside the underground tank the water is first of all circulated and secondly disinfected with Bromine tablets. It is then pumped via the built-in submersible pump up to the header tank.

While being pumped to the header tank the water also passes through an activated carbon cartridge filter which removes particulates and excess Bromine from the disinfection process, as well as that the carbon cartridge removes odour or smells from the water.

The header tank contains an automatic, mechanical mains water back-up system. This is especially important in the event of a power failure, or subsequent equipment failure the system will continue to feed the WC’s with mains water. The greywater home mains top-up system contains a WRAS compliant category 5 type AB airgap to ensure the prevention of cross-contamination with the potable supply.

System Installation + Maintenance

The Aquaco Home Basic residential grey water recycling system that has been designed to be simple to maintain, install, and subseuently maintain.

Installation can be completed by an experienced DIY enthusiast or local plumber. The system can be installed in most retrofit situations; Therefore, water recycling is especially recommended for new-builds and major renovation/refurbishment projects.

Full installation instructions and on-demand advice is available from Aquaco throughout the installation process.

Unlike other grey water systems available on the market, the Aquaco Home’s maintenance schedule is not only simple, but cost effective too.

Every few months the underground requires 2-3 Bromine tablets, and every 3-6 months the carbon filter cartridge will need replacing. Both items are available off the shelf from Aquaco at a minimal cost and can be purchased through our online shop and delivered regularly straight to your door. Usually, every few years the underground tank will require cleaning and rinsing, this can be done simply with a hose.

Residential Grey Water Recycling

Let us select your perfect system

Our domestic sizing calculator will work out the best solution for your residential grey water recycling system, based on your occupancy, available water, and usage. All calculations are done using BS8525:2001 Part 1 the sized system will be British Standard compliant.

The calculator will take you directly to our shop on the selected product, where you can download all the documents for our products.