Grey Water Treatment Systems

NaturalFlow is an innovative way to treat grey water in homes and commercial properties, making the process significantly simpler, cost-effective and 100% sustainable.

After following the history of sewage treatment, Waterflow NZ Ltd recognised the benefits of treating low-volume, high-toxicity black water separately from the high-volume, low-toxicity grey water. Separated at their source, these waters receive selective treatment within the system, resulting in a number of advantages.

What is Grey Water?

Grey water comes from baths, showers, laundries, dishwashers, etc. As it has fewer pathogens than water coming from toilets and kitchens (black water), it is easier to treat and safer to reuse on site crop irrigation, toilet flushing and other non-potable uses.

How NaturalFlow Works

In other sewage systems, like septic tanks, grey water and black water are piped together into one big tank, where the solids, over time, settle to the bottom and the lighter scum floats to the top, leaving the relatively liquid water in the middle. As the solids and scum accumulate and build up, the water becomes narrower, and in effect, more solids are released through the tank, out into the soakage fields. The same thing happens when there is an influx of wastewater into the tank, and there is no time for the solids to separate and settle. The result: the trouble and foul odour that septic tanks are known for.

With NaturalFlow, the process of treatment is better controlled.

Grey water and black water are separated at their source for selective treatment within the system. This prevents the low-toxicity grey water from emulsifying with the high-toxicity black water, simplifying the treatment process.

The black water passes into the Wormorator, an enclosed ecosystem simulating the forest floor, where the solids are separated from the liquid and treated through vermiculture, filter media and other natural processes.

Separately, the grey water undergoes a series of natural settling and filtration systems that reduce scum and solids. The water is later combined with black water for final disposal into the soil and the environment.

Grey water has low solids but carries soap scum. If this scum is retained for too long, it begins to putrefy, as it loses oxygen and allows anaerobic bacteria to grow. Thus, the sooner this water is released into the environment, the safer it is.

The Benefits of NaturalFlow

By its power-free, sustainable practice, NaturalFlow brings a wide array of benefits:

Low Maintenance

The NaturalFlow System comes with easy and straightforward installation process operation and has extremely low maintenance requirements. You can be trained to manage your system, which mainly involves easy visual checks on the system.

Eco-Friendly

NaturalFlow uses natural processes to treat grey water and black water. It does not draw from any other source of power or other resources in any of the treatment processes. It is self-sufficient, powerful and built to work at peak performance from day one and into the future.

Contact Us Today

If you want to learn more about the NaturalFlow grey water treatment process, contact our friendly team. You may also call 0800 628356 to find the installer nearest you.

Talk To Us Today

Waterflow NZ Ltd has professional Installers and Designers that cover every region of New Zealand, so where ever you are situated from the Cape to the Bluff, just call our friendly team now to find out the closest one to you.

What Others Think

“Gee I love you guys :)”

I was called this morning from Rangi to say the 6-monthly inspection is being done at 2pm today.

Your guy doing it has been held up, so he actually called to let me know.
This is never happens normally with tradie type people.

If your company ever needs someone to sell your systems up this end of the woods then give me an interview.
After my experience with all your people, I would be proud to sell it!

Kim Robson

What Others Think

“Easy”

“NaturalFlow system is such a basic and easy system to look after and operate. We are very pleased with it and are glad we went with the system. The grey water has certainly been great on the gardens and the black water bed once planted looks after itself. Great!”

Dennis & Marie

What Others Think

“Looks after itself”

“Back in 2008 along with our building projects we decided to go for the NaturalFlow sewage system as it didn’t require any power, on our site. We have been very impressed with the performance of this system, with very little maintenance, it basically looks after itself.
Without hesitation I would recommend the NaturalFlow system to anyone as I have had no difficulties with product or the friendly team at Waterflow NZ Ltd. 

M.Vincent