The BRAC Systems ( gray water and rainwater harvesting) provide a real opportunity to take a fresh new look at how we use our water, how we can recycle what we already use and how we can capture and use the rainwater falling on our roofs.
More than half of the water inside our homes is being used to shower, bathe and do the laundry, while another third is being used to flush toilets. This is why BRAC developed a system that recycles the gray water from the shower, bath and laundry, filters and reuses this water to flush toilets and use for sub soil irrigation systems.
our gray water recycling products, each household and business can
save one third or more of its annual water consumption. Now, not only
can you save money on your water and sewer bills but you can also help
extend our limited water supply and safeguard it for the next
The sophisticated rainwater system is equipped with a disinfection process that will effectively eliminate all microbiological contamination of the rainwater while waiting for the "free" water to be used. Other rainwater harvesting systems do not have disinfection treatments like the Brac Systems and therefore are susceptible to microbiological contamination.
We have a variety of systems to meet the particular needs of your family ranging in size from 3-12 people. Please feel free to contact us to discuss how we can help you conserve water with our gray water and rainwater harvesting systems or visit our website at www.bracwest.com .
How Does the BRAC Work ?
The system collects the gray water from the showers/baths, bathroom sinks and washing machines through a pre-filter installed in a 3" pipe going into the BRAC system. This pre-filter is primarily used for removing the lint produced by the washing machine but also hair from other sources - it's use reduces the number of times you will need to clean the internal filter. The water is filtered to a 100 Micron level, treated with a minimal amount of chlorine ( .5 to 1 PPM, less than 1/3rd of the levels found in the municipal water supply) and stored in the BRAC tank. The automated water monitor in the system treats the water in the tank with chlorine to keep it safe and disinfected. If you are away from the home for more than 12 hours or on vacation it will treat the gray water to keep it disinfected (check chlorine levels before leaving on vacation). If all the gray water is used up in meeting the homes needs the unit's water is kept at a safe level by providing a water makeup from either the fresh water supply for the home or in many cases rainwater storage. The BRAC system can be used to flush toilets or be used for irrigation - this varies by location and should be confirmed with your local building inspector. With it's electronic pump the system will provide water at pressures of from 30- 50 PSI and can deliver up to 18 gallons per minute.
Clean filter every 2-4 weeks – vinegar (Residential)
HypoChlorite(CHC) tablets (longer lasting) in the automated
chlorinator which can last up to three (3) months on one filling.
Reduces potable water use by 30 – 40% and wastewater by 30 - 40%
BRAC System Sizing
Systems are sized based on the number of people in the home, RGW-150 will support 3 people, if a washing machine is included then you will need to bump up to the next model which would be an RGW-250. Several vertical models (RGW) are available as is a Low Boy LB-300 horizontal system for installation in crawl spaces.
Gray Water Tank
Top View of System
Controller for Managing The System
Brac Grey Water Recycling System is a must for anyone who cares about