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Can Wastewater Reuse Solve Water Scarcity?

From what we use to build and power our homes to how we cultivate food, people globally are searching for a sustainable response to rapid social and economic growth. 610 more words


Rainwater Talk Friday April 24, and Demonstration Saturday April 25, Sierra Madre

I am reprising my water talk for Sierra Madre on Friday, April 24 at 7:00 pm at City HallThe next morning, April 25 at 9:30 am, we will be digging some swales at a Sierra Madre residence. 194 more words


Gray Water: From Laundry to Landscape

My heart goes out to ecological systems designer and author Art Ludwig. While many Californians are scrambling to meet the 25% water reduction mandate, Art’s been shouting from the rooftop for years: There are so many ways to save water. 278 more words

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How to Use Laundry Water in Your Garden

Yesterday I decided ramp up my water-saving efforts by collecting the runoff from my washing machine. What an eye-opener! 258 more words


Greywater = green water

What is greywater?

Greywater is gently used water from your washing machines, showers, bathtubs, and sinks. It contains trace amounts of dirt, food, grease, hair, and household cleaning products (more on that later), but cannot come into contact with fecal matter. 480 more words


What is Gray water?

With an oppressive drought and sweeping new water restrictions, many of us are asking: What more can we do to save water? 337 more words

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Regaining balance

Ok, so doom and gloom have been my prevalent mood for the past six weeks… Forgive me, I was a tad swamped by the ’empty-nest’ thing. 631 more words