Laundry to Landscape Graywater Systems
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Graywater is defined as "untreated used household water that does not contain human wastes.” Examples of graywater include wastewater from bathubs, showers, bathroom washbasins, clothes washers, and laundry tubs. On average up to 40 gallons per person of graywater is available to be recycled on a daily basis.
Why Use Graywater?
Irrigating your landscaping with graywater will save precious potable water resources, thereby conserving water and saving money. The average family of four can save about 30,000-40,000 gallons of water per year. There are also many other benefits to using graywater.
Benefits of Graywater Recycling
Conserves potable water
Uses less energy and chemicals
Encourages plant growth
Reclaims otherwise wasted nutrients
Eases strain on septic tank
Video for Loan
Laundry to Landscape- A how to video on installation of a simple, efficient, economical, and easy to use graywater system. This video shares basic information needed to install a home graywater system including the tools, parts, installation tricks, options and special situations you are likely to encounter. Contact the County Water Agency at 805-568-3440 to borrow a copy of this great video by local graywater expert Art Ludwig.