Grey Water

Grey water systems supply water for landscapes while conserving our natural water resources. Grey water systems re-use shower, laundry, and sink water by re-distributing this water to plants in the landscape.  These state of the art systems are increasing in popularity espescially in the cities of Oakland, Hayward, Fremont, Berkeley, Richmond, Alameda, Castro Valley, Newark, Union City, Emeryville, Albany, San Leandro, San Pablo, El Sobrante,Pinole,Hercules,Rodeo, Piedmont, and El Cerrito.

 

It's a waste to irrigate with great quantities of drinking water when plants thrive on used water containing small bits of compost. Unlike a lot of ecological stopgap measures, grey water recycling is part of the fundamental solution to many ecological problems and will probably remain unchanged in the distant future. The benefits of grey water recycling include:

 

  • Lower fresh water used
  • Save money on water bills
  • Grey water treatment in topsoil is highly effective
  • Ability to build in areas unsuitable for conventional treatment
  • Less energy and chemical use
  • Groundwater recharge
  • Plant growth
  • Reclamation of otherwise wasted nutrients