PURAIN Pre-Filter Sizing Part 2

In another post we showed how to size a PURAIN self cleaning Jump Filter.  In this post we show that once you have selected a filter, how to estimate the expected capture efficiency. As reference, please check out our post on sizing.  Here is a summary:  Look up the 5 minute intensity, 1 year interval…

Greywater Recycling – An Untapped Resource Inside Buildings

Greywater Recycling – An Untapped Resource Inside Buildings By:  Bob Drew – founder Ecovie Environmental In this article, we will cover the basics of greywater recycling, that is what it is, how, it works, specific applications, and regulatory considerations.  The demand for greywater recycling technologies is expanding as more regions of the US and the…

Atlanta Family Declines City Water Hook Up

City Water Hook Up? No Thanks!

City Water Hook Up? No Thanks! The multi-faceted rainwater and greywater system that Ecovie just implemented is just too cool to cover with only the usual project summary sheet! Here’s the story!  Our clients in Atlanta just moved in to their newly built home in the Grant Park neighborhood.  Because the lot they chose had no city…

Never Waste Shower Water with Aqualoop

Never Waste Shower Water with Aqualoop In this article we show how to size an Aqualoop greywater recycling system, whether it is a single family sized application or larger residential system including apartments, condominiums, dorms, and other buildings people live in.  There are other greywater sources which we will cover in another article.  These include hotels,…

Sizing PURAIN Rainwater Pre-Filters

Rainwater Collection for Hotels and Restaurants

The Effect of Water Rates on Adoption of Alternate Water Sources

By: Bob Drew There are lot of good reasons to adopt the use of alternate water sources such as rainwater collection, grey water recycling, and various other conservation measures.  Return on investment is one of the most talked about reasons.  At Ecovie, we have seen many cases where residential clients install a potable rainwater system because…

Off The Grid Water – How?

We have all heard about the challenges to California’s water supply in the news.  Governor Brown just issued an executive order mandating a 25% water use reduction statewide.  Recent estimations have predicted that the state of California has approximately a 20 year supply of fresh water left of a depleting fresh water supply, at current…

AQUALOOP Water Treatment for Grey Water