Submitted by Ollin Trujillo
Description: a compact, modular greywater system
CONSERvatory Compact Modular Accessible Grey-Water Lavatory System
A few years ago, we replaced our old water heater with a tankless unit, and have been very satisfied ever since. Our bill was significantly lowered, and there is always enough hot water when needed. One morning, while washing my face, I noticed it took about 20 to 30 seconds for the water to warm up. That’s about a gallon of clean water wasted!
The water used for washing hands or brushing teeth is still relatively clean, and should be reused whenever possible. CONSERvatory helps to conserve this wasted water and redirect it to the toilet tank where it can be stored and reused for flushing. I designed this compact, modular grey- water lavatory system based on the space efficiency found in train/airplane bathrooms. I based the dimensions on the “ADA Design Guide for Accessible Cells in Correctional Facilities”, so this project can have commercial as well as residential accessible applications by the addition of handrails.
Included are: sink, toilet/tank, integral waste bin, drawer and storage compartment, mirror and energy efficient LED/fluorescent vanity light fixture. 4 way flush actuator, using grey water or municipal water, and comfort height toilet seat.