The Climate Compliance Conference Team that started in July 2015, is making our first Grey water system!

The water comes from your bathroom sinks, showers and washing machines. It is not water that comes from the toilets.

Greywater can contain traces of dirt, food, grease, hair, and household cleaning products. While greywater may seem “dirty,” it is a safe and even beneficial source of irrigation water in a yard.

If greywater is released into rivers, lakes, or estuaries, its nutrients become pollutants, but to plants, they are valuable fertilizer. Aside from the obvious benefits of saving water (and money on our water bill), reusing your greywater keeps it out of the sewer or septic system, thereby reducing the chance that it will pollute local water sources. Reusing greywater for irrigation reconnects people and our gardens to the natural water cycle.

More updates will be posted here on the completion and use of the grey water system.