(image from The Christian Science Monitor. All Rights Reserved)The Christian Science Monitor had a nice article about a seminar by the grassroots advocacy group Greywater Action in LA a few weeks ago. The 5-day seminar on greywater took place at LA's EcoVillage near Koreatown, and focused on ways to recycle discharge from washing machines, sinks, showers, and tubs for irrigation of outdoor plants. As the article points out, expect to see even more demand for this information and greywater expertise thanks for California legalizing its use last August.
In the months since California changed the gray-water permit requirements, demand has begun to build statewide, says John Leys of Sherwood Design Engineers in San Francisco, which has clients across the United States as well as abroad.
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'Ten years ago, we were not seeing any demand for gray-water systems," he says, but now clients of all types are requesting projects that range from simple and inexpensive backyard irrigation retrofits to complex, multipurpose gray-water systems that are part of the design from the beginning.