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Old 06-29-2004, 11:11 AM   #1
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RO/DI water system - waste water output

In consideration of installing a RO/DI system I would like to know how much waste water is created per gallon of RO/DI water? Understanding that systems vary - an average is what I'm looking for.

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Old 06-29-2004, 11:43 AM   #2
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I thnk it is around 75% of waste water.
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Ideally its between 4-5gal waste to 1 gal good. The more water pressure you have in your home the better and the more efficent your RO unit will run.
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the ratio is 4-1;Use the waste water for washing clothes.
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Wow That's a lot of water down the drain! I would really like to install a system, but fear this could not be good as I have a septic system. Even running that much water out of the house accross the ground surface could create some problems...

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Wow That's a lot of water down the drain! I would really like to install a system, but fear this could not be good as I have a septic system. Even running that much water out of the house accross the ground surface could create some problems...

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Water is not a problem for septic, it's solids that give you trouble, the water should simply pass through the septic to the drainfield.
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Oh, I did not realize that ... thought you could flood the tank. Thinking of that scene in Meet the Parents when Ben Stiller flushed the broken toilet...

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Also remember you can use the waste water for other things, watering the garden, watering plants, filling the washer and more.
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that waste water probably costs less than the gas it takes to go to the LFS to buy RO water.
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