There are a variety of water conservation systems that can be used to save water both indoors and outdoors. Water monitors can be used to track and control water usage. Systems, such as catchment or gray water systems, can be used to make use of water that might otherwise be wasted. Indoor systems that include the installation of a variety of devices can also help people conserve water.
For outdoor water usage, there are a variety of water conservation systems that can be installed. These systems monitor the amount of water that is used to water plants and ensures that the right amount is used. There are also advanced systems that monitor the weather so that plants are not watered if there has been enough rain. Monitors can also be used to track the amount of water used indoors.
Water catchment systems can also be used by people who wish to conserve water. These systems are usually placed on the roofs of houses so that rain that falls anywhere on the roof can be gathered into the catchment tank. In areas that see a fair amount of rainfall, a catchment system can provide for all the water needs of a household while, in other areas, it can be used to supplement the water pumped in from the city or county. The water collected by these water conservation systems can be used to wash laundry and dishes, to bathe with and to use in toilets. Untreated, it is not safe to drink.
Another type of water conservation system is known as a gray water recycling system. These systems collect the water that goes down the drains in sinks, showers, and bathtubs as well as the water that has been used by laundry and dishwashing appliances. The water used in toilets must be treated by the sanitation department and is not collected in a gray water system, however. After gray water is filtered and treated, it can be used to water plants.
Inside a house or commercial building there are also a variety of water conservation systems that can be put in place. All the faucets in a building can be outfitted with aerators so that less water is released by them. Water saving devices can also be attached to toilets so that the tank will hold less water or so that the amount of water used during each flush can be controlled. Together, these conservation systems can drastically reduce the amount of water used in a day.