Proposed Water Recycling System
Keywords:water, construct, recycling system
Water is one of the vital needs of people for survival. In the Philippines, water usage increases up to 91% of its estimated 100.7 million population with access to basic water services. The researcher aimed to construct equipment or system that will allow the extraction of used water from restrooms, sinks, and garage drainage that can be used again for other cleaning purposes, such as cleaning vehicles, watering the garden, etc. The researchers constructed a miniature water recycling system to determine the level of acceptability. Quantitative research was used as the research design. A purposive sampling technique was used to choose respondents. Using a questionnaire, the researchers conducted a survey to determine whether the proposed project is acceptable in terms of presentation, the material used, and the quality of the filtration system. The results of the study in terms of presentation, the material used, and the quality of the filtration system were acceptable, as assessed by a plumber and 4th-year mechanical students of Sto. Thomas University. The results indicated no significant difference between the assessments of the two groups of respondents in terms of the cited variables. The plumber obtained an overall weighted mean of 2.19, which was interpreted as moderately acceptable, with a variance of 0.0052. Meanwhile, 4th-year Mechanical Engineering students obtained an overall weighted mean of 2.93, which was interpreted as acceptable, with a variance of0.0189. Both groups had the t-computed value of 0.831 and a degree of freedom of 18 with a value of 1.734. The t-computed value was larger than the t-critical one. As a result, the assessments of the two groups of respondents were accepted. The subsequent discussions forwarded by the two groups of respondents are as follows: use hose instead of a PVC pipe to be used on the tube and act as a conductor for a presentable appearance; refer to different laws, design guidelines, and construction codes apply to the miniature; and researchers should pay more time on the material used for higher quality functions.