10. Greywater is a valuable resource that should be reused!
The average American generates about 69 gallons of “Greywater” daily from their showers, sinks, and washing machines.
Instead of being sent to the sewer, this water can be recovered and reused for irrigating gardens and trees.
1. Saves water
2. Saves money
3. Saves energy used to transport, clean and treat water
4. Reduces demand on septic systems and sewage treatment plants
5. Reduces pollution in local water bodies
6. Encourages healthy product choices
7. Connects people to their backyards and to the natural water cycle
8. Facilitates local food production
9. Returns vital nutrients to soil
Peach trees irrigated with Greywater
10 Reasons to Reuse Greywater
What people are saying about Greywater:
"Gray water is the most affordable, climate-specific solution to water issues in most Mediterranean California ecosystems. It provides a year-round water supply with the smallest footprint, the fewest upfront costs and the least permitting hurdles. Gray water systems can save a typical California homeowner 15,000-50,000 gallons of water per year, and should be a first step to water conservation and reuse."
Photo: Greywater Action
This is the 3-way valve, the beginning of the Laundry to Landscape greywater system. With a simple turn of the handle, you determine the destiny of your greywater.One way leads to toxic sewers, failing wastewater treatment plants, and poisoned rivers. The other way leads to a rich fertile soil food web, and an abundant community orchard of luscious fruit trees.
Your first step for water conservation and reuse.