KPCC Article about local graywater featuring Laura Allen

Gray water is waste water that can be easily reused on site, that would be most water that doesn’t flow through toilets or kitchen sinks.   Water from showers, baths and laundry is all fair game for the water recycler.   This KPCC article by Molly Peterson is an excellent primer on the state of greywater in Los Angeles.   And make sure you watch the embedded video on one of our laundry greywater systems:

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Upcoming Events: Chris Carlsson, Greywater Guerillas

The inimitable Chris Carlsson

The inimitable Chris Carlsson

This Friday, February 6, 2009 at 7:30 pm at Los Angeles Eco-Village presents a talk by Chris Carlson, speaking on topics from his new book Nowtopia:  How Pirate Programmers, Outlaw Bicyclists, and Vacant-Lot Gardeners are Inventing the Future Today.  The requested donation is $5 at the door.  Plenty of bike parking.  LA Eco-Village is located at 117 Bimini Place, LA 90004.   Reservations recommended either call 213/738-1254 or email crsp@igc.org

For excerpts from Chris’ book, see this bicycling article at Alternet or this gardening article at the LA Eco-Village Garden Blog.

Greywater Pond - from the Rhizome Collective in Austin Texax

Greywater Pond - from the Rhizome Collective in Austin Texax

And if that wasn’t enough mischief for your short month, on Friday, February 13, 2009 at 7:30 pm, we present the Greywater Guerillas who will teach us all How to Disengage from the Water Grid.  The requested donation is a whopping $10 (though you can pay what you want – no one turned away for lack of funds.)   Reservations required – call 213/738-1254 or email crsp@igc.org