Many homeowners are worried as LA’s new two-day lawn watering policy is set to take effect.
A “gray water”Option could be helpful.
Julie Feiner, David Richard Lewis and their North Hills home were moved in a couple years ago by one thing.
How much water would they need to maintain their green lawns and trees?
“I was afraid to think of it,”Lewis stated.
Did they know of a way to save the 50 gallon per day that was thrown down the drain every time they took a shower?
“It just makes sense to re-use that water,” Feiner said.
Leigh Jerrard was hired by the company to help with the installation. “gray water”This system uses water to divert from their bathtub drain to a pump outside. The pump pumps water to 16 “emitters,”Place the woodchip layer under the soil and place it around the yard.
Gray water is used water inside the house. It can be used for bath tubs or showers as well as bathroom sinks and laundry.
Greywater Corps, Leigh’s company, has been converting yards small and large for the past 12 years.
He’s highly sought after now that the water agencies have tightened their grip on lawn watering.
He made it possible for the couple to have their yard watered each time they shower. This saved money and helped the environment.
That includes more thirsty plants like fruit trees. They have ten in one of their yards.
The soapy material found in drain water is rich in phosphorus and nitrogen that, when irrigated, actually fertilizes trees.
“Everything’s thriving,” Feiner said. “They love this gray water.”
Lewis added: “I even sold my lawn mower.”
LA and other LA districts have imposed a limit on lawn watering at twice per week. Does gray water allow for grass lawns to thrive?
“Gray water is not really an option for lawns,”Jerrard stated.
He recommends that people accept the rebates and replace their grass with plants. While it might seem costly at first, over time, you’ll be able to pay back the money.
In these climate-changing times, you might not have the option.