hope to see you at the yosemite greywater
conference! this is the first ever conference of
its type and is attracting participants from
across the nation. we are very excited~~!!
greywater corps, as part of a coalition
including the river project and geosyntec, has
been working with the city of l.a. to revise and
streamline the permitting process for simple
greywater systems - and our work has paid
off! branched drain systems can now be
permitted via a standard plan and
over-the-counter permit, for a fraction of the
previous time and expense. gwc provided
consultation and did the beautiful drawings.
leigh will be giving a presentation at the
california greywater conference in yosemite:
"greywater - a southern california perspective".
nov. 15 & 16, 2012
L2L workshop announcement
july 14, 2012
click here for more info
march 10, 2012
click here for more info
free workshop announcement!
march 13, 2011, noon to 4pm
natural history museum of la county
la times sustainability reporter susan carpenter
analyzes all the ecological interventions she
has done on her house; greywater ranks #1!
leigh's house is part of the *free* eastside
eco-tour sponsored by farm feliz. please stop
by sunday afternoon, october 24 to chat and
see our demonstration greywater systems.
september 24, 2010
greywater corps profiled on treehugger.
several nice reviews on yelp.
september 23, 2010
greywater corps will be travelling to san diego
to speak about greywater at the annual
california conference of directors of
workshop announcement! september 18 & 25.
leigh will be a panel speaker on the ecology
stage at dwell on design at the l.a. convention
center on saturday june 28, at 1pm. dwell
magazine has written an article about
greywater corps here.
greywater corps will give a brief talk and be
available to answer any questions at a series
of water-consciousness festivals sponsored by
the arroyo seco foundation.
june 12, 10-12: descanso gardens
june 19, 10-12: la casita del arroyo
june 26, 10-12: altadena community center
we will be teaching a greywater class at the
public school in la's chinatown. the class will
include theory and design, an overview of
greywater systems, building code issues, and
a hands-on workshop installing a
laundry-to-landscape system. two saturdays,
4/24 & 5/1, from 10am to 2pm, cost is only
$20, enrollment is limited. *sold out*
we will be leading a greywater seminar and
hands-on laundry system workshop alongside
jenna from fountainhead who will be teaching
rainwater capture basics, on april 17 at
woodbury university in burbank. this is part of
the arid lands institute's completely free
workshop series; additional topics covered will
be green roofs/green walls, water-smart
landscaping strategies, and edible landscapes.
schedule and details here.
come meet us at the valley water expo in
encino the evening of april 22, 2010 (earth
day). this is a free event featuring public
education and a panel discussion on water use
and conservation. please stop by our table to
on february 27 leigh will be teaching a
two-hour class in greywater basics at the
non-profit green beacon foundation in echo
park. the class is open to the public and will
cover system overviews, legal issues and
installation procedures. for more info or to
sign up visit:
green beacon foundation
january 26, 2010
california greywater corps profiled in evil
october 28, 2009
the city of los angeles department of building
and safety has issued an information bulletin
to clarify its incorporation of the revised state
greywater standards into the city building
code. the city version of the new code is
similar to the state version with only minor
link to ladbs greywater bulletin
august 4 2009
the california building standards commission
adopted revised greywater standards intended
to address ongoing drought conditions. this
measure repeals years of regressive building
codes, making it possible for homeowners to
legally install simple greywater reclamation
systems in their residences, in many cases
without even requiring a building permit.
link to state bill 1258
link to union-tribune article
july 21 2009
the los angeles city council approved the
emergency water conservation plan, making it
illegal to (among other things) water plants
between the hours of 9am and 4pm and
limiting watering to 10 minutes per day for
spray-head sprinklers. these mandatory
measures do not apply to greywater irrigation.