According to sources, the average shower uses 17.2 US gallons @ 8.2 minutes with a flow rate of 2.1 gallons per minute (gpm). Why let that water go down the drain? Instead, it can safely be reused to irrigate your landscaping, or divert the shower water to a greywater harvesting system. The Shower to Shrub Greywater Harvesting Kit™ is an easy to use product that comes with everything you need to start harvesting the greywater from your shower.
How does it work? Determine where you would like the 3/4" diameter pvc discharge pipe to pass through your bathroom exterior wall, drill a hole, and install the discharge pipe assembly with the included wall mount flange. Connect the suction & discharge hoses via the easy to use quick couplers to the transfer pump. Place the shower pan inside your shower, stand in the shower pan and take a shower like normal. The attached float switch will turn the pump on & off as the water level rises & falls. The harvested water will be pumped outside to your landscaping or to your greywater harvesting system surge tank. When the kit is not in use, you can simply store it away under the sink or in a container.
What are the benefits? By harvesting shower water, you will be reusing a valuable resource, allowing you to water your landscaping with harvested water, instead of fresh water, thus saving water & money. Moreover, by harvesting shower water, you will be easing the burden on the city sewer system and/or your septic tank and drain field.
Here is what is included in the kit:
120 vac Transfer Pump
Suction & Discharge Hoses
2-Quick Coupler Fitting Kits
Wall Mount Flange Assembly
Poly Shower Pan w/ Float Switch
3/4" Bulkhead Fitting