This week we worked with a group of about 15 high school students with building a graywater system for a client in East Oakland. We diverted the greywater from the washing machine using a 3-way valve and pipe. The water is now exiting into their garden instead of going to the sewer system, where it would cost money to treat and then end up in the ocean. Instead, the greywater is being used to water fruit trees! This is a very simple system that will save money and water. A typical washing machine uses about 20-30 gallons of water per load. At 3 loads per week, you save 300 to 400 gallons of water a month! There is no easier greywater system out there than a Laundry-to-Landscape system, and best of all, no permit is required.
Don't know where to start? Feel free to give us a call today so we can navigate you to some resources. Don't want to do it yourself? We install simple to complex greywater systems, and we also do rainwater systems and general construction. Don't hesitate to reach out to us! We are here to help.