The summer is in full swing and landscapes are getting thirstier as the days get hotter. Lower your water bill and help conserve water by installing a laundry-to-landscape graywater system. A laundry-to-landscape graywater system sends your used laundry water directly to your landscape without filters, tanks, or pumps. It’s a cost-effective, sustainable option to upgrade how you water your landscape.
Plants that benefit the most from graywater irrigation are decorative trees, fruit trees, shrubs, groups of smaller plants or drought-tolerant plants. You will want to switch to a liquid, biodegradable, garden-friendly detergent. Castile soaps and soap nuts are options. However, the system has a diverter valve, so you can just switch it off when using bleach or a detergent with scents or boron.
Check out our virtual graywater workshop – It’s divided into a 4-part video series to help you figure out whether a laundry-to-landscape graywater system will work for you. Learn all you need to know about graywater from your sinks and showers, how to plan for project costs, and why graywater has benefits beyond reusing water.
The great news is that we also offer rebates, which vary from $200 to $400. You can also sign up for our direct installation service made possible for a limited time through a partnership with Ecology Action. We will connect you with contractors to do the work for free or a low price. Take that first step to make your landscapes green and thriving with graywater by viewing a virtual workshop today!
Ready to take action? Visit valleywater.org/graywater and valleywater.org/graywaterresources.
Happy Graywater Gardening!