Israel, Spain or Australia are countries facing a dangerous imbalance between supply and demand of freshwater. Prices are rising and approaching oil prices so the reuse of greywater from the sink, the bath or the washing machine could contribute to the goal of saving on water.By irrigating and flushing with greywater -instead of freshwater-, a household can reduce more than a third of its water consumption. However, this practise is still illegal in Israel, the parliament claim it will put the public health in risk.
Yermi Brenner is an Israeli-American journalist, reporting on ethnic tension, political conflicts and societal trends – through the personal stories of people affected by them. In this video report he investigates whether domestic greywater treatment should be legalized, and shows how some Israelis are already doing it.