LA Based Greywater Corps installing water re-use systems

Greywater is a subject that doesn’t always get the attention it deserves, but as demand grows and water supplies dwindle, it’s important to use our water as efficiently as possible. A new company in Los Angeles is now offering greywater irrigation systems, to allow you to make the most out of your water.

Greywater is the waste water from your washing machine, dishwasher, showers, bathroom sinks, basically any drain except for toilets and kitchen sink. Typically this water goes straight to the sewer, but there’s a better use for it; watering trees and plants in your yard!

Greywater Corps was founded in 2009 by architect & ecologist Leigh Jerrard, who is both a LEED Accredited Professional and a graduate of Greywater Action’s Installer Program. The process for having a greywater system installed is simple, the company will send a team to your house to install the components of the system and then teach you how to use it.  Through the money saved on water, the systems typically pay for themselves within 2 years. Each system is custom designed for your home, and options are even available for rental properties.

If you wish to learn more about greywater systems, a book by Art Ludwig called The New Create an Oasis with Greywater is probably the best place to start.

Currently Greywater Corps only works in the LA area, but as building codes are amended to allow greywater irrigation use, you can expect to see more companies like this appearing all over North America.

Greywater Corps, via Re-Nest

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Steve holds a degree in Environmental Engineering Technology from Humber College in Toronto, is a LEED Accredited Professional and a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor. He currently lives in Victoria BC and works as a green building consultant specializing in residential projects.


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