In this Los Angeles Magazine interview Laura Allen from greywateraction.org answers some common questions about using and installing gray water systems in Southern California. Reading this will give a better understanding of some of the systems we have currently installed at the L.A Eco-Village and the systems you could use on your own home.
Eco-Villager Laura Allen signs her new book, The Water Wise Home: How to Conserve, Capture, and Reuse Water in Your Home and Landscape. Details below!
Create Your Own Water-Wise Home and Landscape (book release event and presentation)
With simple plumbing alterations and smart landscape changes, every home has the potential to create a sustainable water supply with an ecologically productive landscape. From reusing greywater, to collecting rainwater, to installing waterless composting toilets, our collective efforts can transform our home water systems. Learn how you can transform your own home so it conserves and reuses our precious water resources, while growing a bountiful garden. This presentation will teach you how. It will also include national trends, codes and regulations, costs, health and safety considerations, and system examples.
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 7:30pm book signing. You can bring or buy The Water-Wise Home: How to Conserve, Capture, and Reuse Water in Your Home and Landscape (Storey Press, 2015) $25 cash or check.
This event is free.
Venue: Los Angeles EcoVillage, 117 Bimini Place, Los Angeles, CA 90004
Here are some photos showing eco-villagers working on the new outdoor kitchen last weekend. Laura Allen has been the person who has really made this happen, and many of us lend a hand when we have time. Prior to these photos, Laura worked with other eco-villagers to build the deck, counter, sink, and washing machine. The sink and washing machine drain into greywater plumbing that waters the nearby garden.
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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: