July 28, 2009 § 9 Comments
Los Angeles Creek Freak’s washing machine greywater system (shown and explained at length in this earlier blog entry) gets its fifteen minutes of fame – appearing on KABC TV network news yesterday. How many of you have seen your laundry circling on the six o’clock news?!?
The state of California is changing its greywater law, and I plan to do a more thorough blog entry updating our readers about that news soon… but for now, I’ll send readers to Mark Haefele’s excellent recent opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times. “Nothing is cuter than two kids bathing in a tub, but once you pull the plug, they say you have toxic waste.”
If you’re thinking about setting up your own greywater system (which is actually fairly cheap and fairly easy and fairly wonderful) see the Greywater Guerillas’ website (their workshops are excellent) and Art Ludwig’s excellent book Creating an Oasis with Greywater: Choosing, Building and Using Greywater Systems. I recently read Ludwig’s book and found it very clear, well-written, and even laugh-out-loud funny in places. Read his common mistakes section before you install!