You may have heard about graywater, but are unsure what it is. Graywater is simply wastewater that can be recycled.
Some may think this sounds strange, but water reuse has many benefits. Recycling water can:
✔️ save water, energy, and money,
✔️ conserve potable water for drinking, bathing, etc.,
✔️ provide a dependable, locally controlled water supply, and
✔️ reduce the diversion of water from sensitive ecosystems.
This article provides an overview of graywater use by homeowners. It does not replace laws and regulations of the state or the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, which take precedence over any information contained herein. In addition, local permitting authorities may have more stringent requirements. See the TCEQ publication Graywater and Alternative On-site Water: A Guide for Homeowners for more information.