Ro Water Getting Drained Away

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  1. Neil

    Neil Grand Master
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    When i use my merlin i have to hang the black piping out which is draining all the **** water out can i not use the **** water and put that into a holding tank at my house and then when i need more pure water i can pump that water back through the merlin rather than using tap water again? I put my tds meter on the **** water that was draining away and it was reading 110 , can i use this water again
     
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  2. rcproperty

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    You could do, but for the cost of water its not really worth the hassle.
     
  3. Neil

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    filling up 500ltrs a day is a lot and the drain away water comes out really fast surely that will cost a lot of money
     
  4. chip

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    As rc says. Plus every time you do that it'll make the membranes work a bit harder as the tds on the waste will be higher than the tap water.
     
  5. Neil

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    It wouldnt make my membrane work harder because my tap reading is 270 and i tested the water that gets drained and thats reading 150 so its better i thought
     
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    my tap water its 456ppm and the waste water is 500somthing,

    on my water meter with anglian water it only costs £1.20something or each 1000lts used!
     
  7. Neil

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    Wow thats cheap mate
     
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    yer so for a 1000lts of water its costs less than £5 (as it uses 3000lts to produce 1000lt pure)
     
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    Is that the standard rate or garden usage rate?
    That seems unusual! By that standard if you recycled twice more it'd be zilch! I would have expected it to be more like 350??? Weird!
     
  10. dfw2020wc

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    Do you guys that run these systems (static?) do you let the waste water go down your drain or can it be collected and used for gardens etc..?
     
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