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[greenyes] graywater systems in California


In California, you'd have to follow the Calif. design guidelines, which are
on the Web. However, your county can prevent you from installing a graywater
system. Northern California is strangely resistant to such things. Call your
local health agent.

People complain about the Calif. regs., but the suggested drip-irrigation
design doesn't look onerous to me. It all depends on what they'll require for a
soils test.

You can see an article I wrote about such systems at (contains some clunky sentences thanks to the editor
at LA mag).

Carol Steinfeld

In a message dated 10/26/04 4:14:26 PM, greenyes-digest-help@no.address writes:

> Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 16:10:32 -0700
> To: greenyes@no.address
> From: Melissa Kelley <mkelley@no.address>
> Subject: residential graywater systems
> Message-ID: <417ED968.40105@no.address>
> Can anyone recommend information about residential graywater systems --
> systems that would enable a resident to divert graywater (e.g., from
> showers and laundry) to water the lawn? Are there examples of developers
> who regularly incorporate these systems in their new housing developments?
> Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
> Melissa Kelley
> Santa Rosa, CA

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