The ECOplus is designed to save water and prevent overloading of septic tank leach fields by recycling selected greywater back through the toilet system. Only greywater from the shower, bath and washing machine is used.
This saves flushing good clean water down the toilet, resulting in considerable water savings. It also reduces the amount of water in the septic tank and reduces surges of water into the tank which can wash partially treated efluent into the leach field, compromising its performance. Reduced hydraulic loading and mixing of layers in the septic tank results in better performance and can miraculously improve a smelly, boggy leach field.
The system produces two secondary advantages:
- Excess filtered greywater produced by the system can be used to water the garden, instead of being disposed of to the gully trap.
- Where low water pressure is present the shower will not lose the majority of its cold or hot water when the toilet is flushed.