Reuse wastewater from a BioKube
Treated wastewater fom a BioKube can be reused.
The typical situations where the treated wastewater is reused are:
- Irrigation: A good and safe alternative for watering plants and flowerbeds.
- Toilet flushing: Use treated wastewater to flush toilets and cut costs on water bills.
- Car/truck washing: A popular option as this is one of the largest consumers of water.
- Washing of tools: An effective use of treated wastewater is to wash dirty tools.
- Laundry: Treated wastewater is completely safe, clear and odorless and ideal for is laundry.
If the water is to be reused, the system will often be equipped with tertiary treatment to eliminate harmful bacteria like E-Coli or nematode worm and worm eggs.
The degree of after treatment will depend on the national requirements. The most common used technologies in the small systems are UV for removal of bacteria and filtration for removal of nematode.
See video of BioKube ULTRA/Clean
Principle setup for water reuse
The picture shows a BioKube Venus in Cypress where the treated water is to be reused.
The rectangular tank box is an on-site built septic tank made of concrete slabs (also illustrates you do not need a modern septic tank in plastic).
The white tank is for storage of the treated water. There is a pump in the tank operated on a timer so you irrigate at night to have minimum evaporation.
The BioKube Venus is internally equipped with UV in the outlet.
Treated water reused for drip irrigation.
The picture shows how the treated water from the system Cypress is reused for drip irrigation.
One added advantage from reusing the treated waste water is that the nourishment left in the water (mainly nitrogen and phosphate) is also nourishment for the plants. They grow faster and you need less fertilizer.
English Point Luxury hotel
The picture shows English Point Hotel where a BioKube Jupiter system in the hotel basement treats all water from the hotel so it can be reused for toilet flushing and the excess water is used for watering the flowers and lawns.
Drip irrigation in Saudi Arabia.
The picture shows drip irrigation from a BioKube system installed at the local branch of The Saudi Environmental agency in Al Hassa.
Even in the driest climate plants will grow if they are watered.
Water reused for toilet flushing in luxury hotel
The picture shows a Biokube installed in the basement of English Point, a luxury hotel in Mombasa, Kenya.
The treated water is stored in the steel tanks and it is reused to flush the hotels toilets.
Excess water is used for irrigation.
See here brochure of the installed system.
Water reused for irrigation at luxury hotel
The picture shows Ramada Beach Resort in Dar Es Salam, Tanzania.
Here the treated water from the installed Biokube system is reused for irrigation.
Why choose BioKube?
A BioKube will treat wastewater to E-Coli below 300 / 100 ml.
Treated water from a BioKube is standard safe to reuse, typically for irrigation
With UV or ULTRA/Clean a BioKube will treat wastewater to E-Coli below 10 / 100 ml.
This highest quality water is absolutely safe to reuse
Click on image to go to Biokube Technical Library
New EU regulations encourage reuse of wastewater.
Water scarcity is an increasing problem.
To help counter this, EU is recommending reuse of wastewater primarily for irrigation. New guidelines are being proposed focused on making reuse safe and at the same time preserving valuable nourishment for the plants in the treated water. No need to remove nitrogen and phosphate in the wastewater system, which is expensive, and afterwards buy the same as fertilizer.
See the updated guidelines.
Proposal for a regulation on minimum requirements for water reuse
Guidelines on Integrating Water Reuse
into Water Planning