It’s so nice to see resource-conserving designs like these being created, and this proposal by Harris A at the Reece Design Competition shows every potential of transcending from a concept to being implemented. Being more than ambitious, it is also practical and fully executable. Think about it this way: water from washing hands in the bathroom sink gets drained away all the time, while fresh clean water is being used to flush the toilet. Harris A’s proposal is to let the sink water flow into the toilet’s tank, to be stored for when the toilet needs to be flushed. Later models and designs will probably include diverting runoff from laundry as well. He is not proposing that the entire plumbing be recycled within the house, but that water from a relatively clean usage, be reused to clean a much dirtier system. Although the plan shown here moves the sink behind the toilet, the pipes can easily be bent to retain the traditional position of being beside the toilet. Eco-magination is a relatively new concept (safely assuming its less than a century old), since we only recently realized the need to conserve, but I’m glad to see its catching on, and with more ideas like these, in water conservation and other areas, who knows, we just might save the planet after all.
Source: Elite Choice