Laundry to Landscape: the simplest, most effective way to irrigate a home landscape with greywater

Laundry grey water irrigation systemWe developed the Laundry to Landscape Greywater System and published it unpatented into the public domain in 2008. The Laundry to Landscape system is the simplest, least expensive, lowest effort way to get the most greywater out on to the home landscape most effectively. Due to its inherent simplicity and low cost, it has been widely adopted, accomodated in building codes, the subject of numerous government rebates, workshops and government training. It is the graywater system which is most suited for professional installation by landscapers. Most homes in arid areas or on septic tanks should have one of these DIY systems.
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Branched Drain: the simplest, most long-term effective way to irrigate downhill plants with shower and sink water

We developed the Branched Drain Greywater System and published it unpatented into the public domain in 2008. The Laundry to Landscape system is the simplest, least expensive, lowest effort way to get the most greywater out on to the home landscape most effectively. Due to its inherent simplicity and low cost, it has been widely adopted, accomodated in building codes, the subject of numerous government rebates, workshops and government training. It is the graywater system which is most suited for professional installation by landscapers. Most homes in arid areas or on septic tanks should have one of these DIY systems.
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Extreme drought: How to adapt your plumbing, landscaping and habits

We developed the Branched Drain Greywater System and published it unpatented into the public domain in 2008. The Laundry to Landscape system is the simplest, least expensive, lowest effort way to get the most greywater out on to the home landscape most effectively. Due to its inherent simplicity and low cost, it has been widely adopted, accomodated in building codes, the subject of numerous government rebates, workshops and government training. It is the graywater system which is most suited for professional installation by landscapers. Most homes in arid areas or on septic tanks should have one of these DIY systems.
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Water storage: a key element in virtually all water systems

Our water storage book has been the #1 selling plumbing book online for several years. The Laundry to Landscape system is the simplest, least expensive, lowest effort way to get the most greywater out on to the home landscape most effectively. Due to its inherent simplicity and low cost, it has been widely adopted, accomodated in building codes, the subject of numerous government rebates, workshops and government training. It is the graywater system which is most suited for professional installation by landscapers. Most homes in arid areas or on septic tanks should have one of these DIY systems.
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Extreme drought in California: could be a social/ political game changer

We developed the Branched Drain Greywater System and published it unpatented into the public domain in 2008. The Laundry to Landscape system is the simplest, least expensive, lowest effort way to get the most greywater out on to the home landscape most effectively. Due to its inherent simplicity and low cost, it has been widely adopted, accomodated in building codes, the subject of numerous government rebates, workshops and government training. It is the graywater system which is most suited for professional installation by landscapers. Most homes in arid areas or on septic tanks should have one of these DIY systems.
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Common Greywater Mistakes and preferred practices: after ten years it feels like this popular page is making a difference

When ten years of publishing info on good practices didn't make much difference, we decided to spotlight common mistakes as well. After ten years this combined approach seems to be making a difference. The central paradox of greywater design is that it is 1) not that consequential in itself, yet 2) it is far more complex (that is, context senstive and interconnected with other systems) than it seems. To get the greywater really right you need to get just about everything right.
There is a set of common errors that people naturally make over and over again, mis-applying knowledge from elsewhere to greywater. This article, one of our most popular, summarizes them, explains why they are a mistake, and explains preferred practices.
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Is Oasis Design a global leader in innovation on simple, do-it-yourself designs?

We've just scoured Europe for half a year and found less innovation than there is at our own house. The central paradox of greywater design is that it is 1) not that consequential in itself, yet 2) it is far more complex (that is, context senstive and interconnected with other systems) than it seems. To get the greywater really right you need to get just about everything right.
There is a set of common errors that people naturally make over and over again, mis-applying knowledge from elsewhere to greywater. This article, one of our most popular, summarizes them, explains why they are a mistake, and explains preferred practices.
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The right varieties of plants in the right places right around your house make a huge difference for outdoor living, energy use, privacy, beauty and food production

When ten years of publishing info on good practices didn't make much difference, we decided to spotlight common mistakes as well. After ten years this combined approach seems to be making a difference. The central paradox of greywater design is that it is 1) not that consequential in itself, yet 2) it is far more complex (that is, context senstive and interconnected with other systems) than it seems. To get the greywater really right you need to get just about everything right.
There is a set of common errors that people naturally make over and over again, mis-applying knowledge from elsewhere to greywater. This article, one of our most popular, summarizes them, explains why they are a mistake, and explains preferred practices.
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The water master is the one who spends the least on testing but understands their water the best

When ten years of publishing info on good practices didn't make much difference, we decided to spotlight common mistakes as well. After ten years this combined approach seems to be making a difference. The central paradox of greywater design is that it is 1) not that consequential in itself, yet 2) it is far more complex (that is, context senstive and interconnected with other systems) than it seems. To get the greywater really right you need to get just about everything right.
There is a set of common errors that people naturally make over and over again, mis-applying knowledge from elsewhere to greywater. This article, one of our most popular, summarizes them, explains why they are a mistake, and explains preferred practices.
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With a few tweaks and timely attention your bicycle can last 100 years

I tested this proposition by riding my bike on a half million vertical feet of rocky trails and through two foot deep sandy salt water every day for a year. A friend of my daughters said that for the first year that she knew me she figured that everything I said was BS. It was only after a year that she realized that it was all true. If you have ever seen the effect of sandy salt water on a bicycle you may be having some of the same doubtsabout the statement above. In general, one ride through the tide and a week or two later the whole bike is frozen into solid scrap, minus perhaps a few pieces that are made only of rubber. (Even the metal bead in tires can oxidize so bad it splits out of the tire).
central paradox of greywater design is that it is 1) not that consequential in itself, yet 2) it is far more complex (that is, context senstive and interconnected with other systems) than it seems. To get the greywater really right you need to get just about everything right.
There is a set of common errors that people naturally make over and over again, mis-applying knowledge from elsewhere to greywater. This article, one of our most popular, summarizes them, explains why they are a mistake, and explains preferred practices.
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Don't buy these valves

Three way diverter valves are hard to find so we sell them if you must have them.. However, they are made of PVC so we're going to try and talk you into changing their r. A friend of my daughters said that for the first year that she knew me she figured that everything I said was BS. It was only after a year that she realized that it was all true. If you have ever seen the effect of sandy salt water on a bicycle you may be having some of the same doubts she did about the statement above. In general, one ride through the tide and a week or two later the whole bike is frozen into solid scrap, minus perhaps a few pieces that are made only of rubber. (The metal bead in tires can oxidize so bad it splits out of the tire).
central paradox of greywater design is that it is 1) not that consequential in itself, yet 2) it is far more complex (that is, context senstive and interconnected with other systems) than it seems. To get the greywater really right you need to get just about everything right.
There is a set of common errors that people naturally make over and over again, mis-applying knowledge from elsewhere to greywater. This article, one of our most popular, summarizes them, explains why they are a mistake, and explains preferred practices.
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If you live in a place where it gets cold, a few key systems can increase your comfort while shrinking your footprint

WBB, gw greenhouse, rocket stove. A friend of my daughters said that for the first year that she knew me she figured that everything I said was BS. It was only after a year that she realized that it was all true. If you have ever seen the effect of sandy salt water on a bicycle you may be having some of the same doubts she did about the statement above. In general, one ride through the tide and a week or two later the whole bike is frozen into solid scrap, minus perhaps a few pieces that are made only of rubber. (The metal bead in tires can oxidize so bad it splits out of the tire).
central paradox of greywater design is that it is 1) not that consequential in itself, yet 2) it is far more complex (that is, context senstive and interconnected with other systems) than it seems. To get the greywater really right you need to get just about everything right.
There is a set of common errors that people naturally make over and over again, mis-applying knowledge from elsewhere to greywater. This article, one of our most popular, summarizes them, explains why they are a mistake, and explains preferred practices.
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The safest building ever: Shelter a family of four for 200 years, through four large earthquakes, ten intense firestorms, with 90% less environmental footprint

I tested this proposition by riding my bike on a half million vertical feet of rocky trails and through two foot deep sandy salt water every day for a year. A friend of my daughters said that for the first year that she knew me she figured that everything I said was BS. It was only after a year that she realized that it was all true. If you have ever seen the effect of sandy salt water on a bicycle you may be having some of the same doubts she did about the statement above. In general, one ride through the tide and a week or two later the whole bike is frozen into solid scrap, minus perhaps a few pieces that are made only of rubber. (The metal bead in tires can oxidize so bad it splits out of the tire).
central paradox of greywater design is that it is 1) not that consequential in itself, yet 2) it is far more complex (that is, context senstive and interconnected with other systems) than it seems. To get the greywater really right you need to get just about everything right.
There is a set of common errors that people naturally make over and over again, mis-applying knowledge from elsewhere to greywater. This article, one of our most popular, summarizes them, explains why they are a mistake, and explains preferred practices.
READ Common grey water mistakes

Looking for a thesis project? Want to work on something that will have a big, high leverage impact? Here's some key pieces of missing knowledge

I tested this proposition by riding my bike on a half million vertical feet of rocky trails and through two foot deep sandy salt water every day for a year. A friend of my daughters said that for the first year that she knew me she figured that everything I said was BS. It was only after a year that she realized that it was all true. If you have ever seen the effect of sandy salt water on a bicycle you may be having some of the same doubts she did about the statement above. In general, one ride through the tide and a week or two later the whole bike is frozen into solid scrap, minus perhaps a few pieces that are made only of rubber. (The metal bead in tires can oxidize so bad it splits out of the tire).
central paradox of greywater design is that it is 1) not that consequential in itself, yet 2) it is far more complex (that is, context senstive and interconnected with other systems) than it seems. To get the greywater really right you need to get just about everything right.
There is a set of common errors that people naturally make over and over again, mis-applying knowledge from elsewhere to greywater. This article, one of our most popular, summarizes them, explains why they are a mistake, and explains preferred practices.
READ Common grey water mistakes

The spreadsheet that ended the argument about greywater safety

I tested this proposition by riding my bike on a half million vertical feet of rocky trails and through two foot deep sandy salt water every day for a year. A friend of my daughters said that for the first year that she knew me she figured that everything I said was BS. It was only after a year that she realized that it was all true. If you have ever seen the effect of sandy salt water on a bicycle you may be having some of the same doubts she did about the statement above. In general, one ride through the tide and a week or two later the whole bike is frozen into solid scrap, minus perhaps a few pieces that are made only of rubber. (The metal bead in tires can oxidize so bad it splits out of the tire).
central paradox of greywater design is that it is 1) not that consequential in itself, yet 2) it is far more complex (that is, context senstive and interconnected with other systems) than it seems. To get the greywater really right you need to get just about everything right.
There is a set of common errors that people naturally make over and over again, mis-applying knowledge from elsewhere to greywater. This article, one of our most popular, summarizes them, explains why they are a mistake, and explains preferred practices.
READ Common grey water mistakes

Integrated, optimal design

I tested this proposition by riding my bike on a half million vertical feet of rocky trails and through two foot deep sandy salt water every day for a year. A friend of my daughters said that for the first year that she knew me she figured that everything I said was BS. It was only after a year that she realized that it was all true. If you have ever seen the effect of sandy salt water on a bicycle you may be having some of the same doubts she did about the statement above. In general, one ride through the tide and a week or two later the whole bike is frozen into solid scrap, minus perhaps a few pieces that are made only of rubber. (The metal bead in tires can oxidize so bad it splits out of the tire).
central paradox of greywater design is that it is 1) not that consequential in itself, yet 2) it is far more complex (that is, context senstive and interconnected with other systems) than it seems. To get the greywater really right you need to get just about everything right.
There is a set of common errors that people naturally make over and over again, mis-applying knowledge from elsewhere to greywater. This article, one of our most popular, summarizes them, explains why they are a mistake, and explains preferred practices.
READ Common grey water mistakes

How to get on our consulting calendar

I tested this proposition by riding my bike on a half million vertical feet of rocky trails and through two foot deep sandy salt water every day for a year. A friend of my daughters said that for the first year that she knew me she figured that everything I said was BS. It was only after a year that she realized that it was all true. If you have ever seen the effect of sandy salt water on a bicycle you may be having some of the same doubts she did about the statement above. In general, one ride through the tide and a week or two later the whole bike is frozen into solid scrap, minus perhaps a few pieces that are made only of rubber. (The metal bead in tires can oxidize so bad it splits out of the tire).
central paradox of greywater design is that it is 1) not that consequential in itself, yet 2) it is far more complex (that is, context senstive and interconnected with other systems) than it seems. To get the greywater really right you need to get just about everything right.
There is a set of common errors that people naturally make over and over again, mis-applying knowledge from elsewhere to greywater. This article, one of our most popular, summarizes them, explains why they are a mistake, and explains preferred practices.
READ Common grey water mistakes