Graywater reuse for irrigation: Benefits and potential hazards

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Graywater has been defined as all wastewaters generated in the household, except toilet wastes (Ingham 1980). A more recent definition is: “all flows exiting an urban building” (Winward et al. 2008a, b). Thus graywater includes wastewater from bathroom sinks, baths, showers, laundry facilities, dishwaters and sometimes, kitchen sinks. Due to the various household uses of water, graywater gets its name from its less than pristine appearance, and has led to an informal definition of water based on its appearance (Information Box 1).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSowing Seeds in the City
Subtitle of host publicationEcosystem and Municipal Services
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789401774536
ISBN (Print)9789401774512
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Environmental Science


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