And now for something completely different . . .

By / 7th December, 2013 /

No, this is not a Monty  Python sketch, but a response to demand from many of our customers.
You see, if you build a house or garden room using one of our dry toilets then you don’t need any water and you don’t produce any waste. But what if you want a sink or a shower (or a dishwasher, washing machine or any other device that needs water)? You then create dirty water (usually called grey water) which needs either a waste connection, cess-pit, or septic tank, or a large area for reed beds. All these take up a large space and can cost a fortune.
If you don’t have the money, don’t have the space or don’t want to waste your precious water then you need a small water treatment system. Working with Alternative Water Solutions who have pioneered the use of above ground water purification systems, we have developed the WHALE system (standing for Water from Households Above-ground Living Ecosystem).
Whalepic1This collects greywater in a holding tank which is circulated to avoid degradation and smell and then pumped slowly through a tiered system of troughs, each holding specially selected plants to clean and purify the water. The water coming out at the end of the treatment is clean and usable for all non-potable applications. This is held in a tank for pumping back into the building to be re-used or for use outside washing cars or watering plants. For further details see the Whale system in our online shop.


2 Comments

  • mark cullingford December 22, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Hi, I have seen your WHALE, it may be a suitable solution for me – a garden rooom distant from the house and sewer in which I am putting a shower for occasional use. Can you send me more details please. Mark

  • Richard December 22, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Hi Mark
    At present we have little to send other than the photos you have already seen. If you would like to give me a ring on 01327 844442 (I am working tomorrow, Monday 23 Dec until lunchtime) I will be happy to discuss the W.H.A.L.E.
    Kind regards

    Martin Thurlow
    Eco Toilets

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