What is greywater?
Greywater is lightly contaminated water from the bath, shower, and washing machine. It does not include wastewater from kitchen sinks, dishwashers, or toilets.
What is greywater reuse?
Greywater reuse is the process of cleaning lightly used water from showers, washing machines, and non-kitchen sinks so that it can be reused for toilet flushing and irrigation.
How does LeapFrog’s plant-based greywater reuse system work?
Plants and microorganisms absorb and break down contaminants in order to clean the greywater for reuse. Plant-based greywater reuse systems are remarkably resilient. They don’t need filters, chemicals, or climate control. The plants and microbes themselves work together to stabilize the system and recover from toxic chemicals.
How much space does the system need in my floorplan?
Zero. LeapFrog’s water reuse systems reside entirely outside of the home. No bulky boxes in the garage or utility room, no filters under sinks.
What happens if I am away from home for a long time?
The Estuary will continue to function even when you are away for extended periods of time. It works completely automatically and adapts to household activity. Always keep the Estuary switched on, even when leaving the house for an extended period of time. If there is no incoming water flow, the Estuary will automatically go into standby mode. The planters will maintain a minimum amount of water to maintain the ecological health of the system. If the Estuary does not receive any water flow after 1 month, it may need another commissioning period to restart the ecological treatment process.