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Water Conservation Tips

By Fredrica Syren: Along with other signs of global warming — rising temperatures and years of drought — there is now limited water left left in California. As of April 1st, due to this severe water shortage, there is a mandatory water restriction. Unfortunately, California is not alone with this problem, …

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Recycling Grey Water

By Kim Robson: What Is Grey water? Grey water is the wastewater from shower drains, baths, sinks and washing machines. Unlike black water, which is sewage from the toilet, grey water can be used for watering houseplants, landscaping, or even flushing the toilet; so it’s a recyclable resource. Instead of …

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Grey Water Recycling

By Larraine Roulston: Grey water is retrieved from showering, doing dishes or washing clothes. (It is not water that has come in contact with dirty diapers or toilet water). Capturing this household resource is a great way to recycle water for your garden. The type of detergent and household cleaners …

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Wastewater reuse

By Kim Robson: Water recycling, reuse and reclamation are not new concepts. Non-potable (not for drinking) water systems have been around for decades. The state of California is a leader in this worldwide trend: treating, disinfecting, and reusing municipal wastewater near its source for a variety of uses that don’t …

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