Eataly + WRS = Water Conservation

It’s a rare occurrence when the city of Los Angeles gets something “new”, this town has seen it all.  But late last year something “new” appeared at the Westfield Century City Mall, and we at WRS are proud to have been part of its creation. We’re talking about Eataly LA!  This sprawling 67,000 square foot culinary outpost features […]

L.A.’S New LID Stormwater Regulations And The Broadway Job

In early 2015 the city of Los Angeles embarked on an unprecedented campaign to capture, control, and reuse stormwater.  New rules and regulations, titled L.I.D (Low Impact Development), were put into place to define how both residential and commercial developments capture and control their stormwater. A major tenant of LID states that any new development […]

When Water Supplies Plummet, So Do Property Values

Among the many issues associated with the drought (financial hits to the agricultural sector and the degradation of delicate ecosystems) is one that quite literally hits close to home. The lesser known drought-related detriment is the surprising decrease in property values. How is it that a state whose water use is 80% accounted for by […]

It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way!

Now that the drought conditions have managed to surpass the pinnacle of extremity, we’re starting to see the changes that come as a result. An immediately apparent change has been home landscaping. People are either not watering their lawns and letting them turn brown, or uprooting their grass, and in turn landscaping with drought resistant (low water […]

Reduce the Use: Water Footprints

In the face of extreme drought conditions bestowed upon California, we now turn our attention to reducing our water footprint. As you can infer, the term “water footprint” references our individual water-use habits and the overall impact it may leave on our finite water supply. There are numerous ways to reduce the use, many of […]

“The beloved, bright-green American lawn is closer to becoming a relic in California”

“State officials, who are already urging people to let their grass yards wither during the drought, passed new rules [July 15] essentially banning them from being planted around new commercial buildings, while limiting grass to about 25 percent of the landscaping at new homes. The regulations, adopted by the California Water Commission, come at the direction […]

DWP shows how much $$ you can you save by recycling graywater

Nearly every time a residential customer calls, he or she wants to know, “How much graywater does my home produce?” “How much property could my graywater cover?”, and “How much $$ can I save by recycling the graywater in my house?” Unfortunately, there’s no short answer for any of these important questions because, well, each one […]

El Nino is coming! El Nino is coming!

El Nino, ReuseGrayWater.com

The California media has been awash (pun intended) in stories about El Nino, the weather pattern that typically results in above average rainfall. To some this is welcome news, as California has been suffering from an historic drought. The National Weather Service has advised, “Nearly all models predict El Niño to continue into the Northern Hemisphere […]

Somebody’s happy about their new graywater system

At an installation in Chatsworth, California, today, it was fun to see the home team mascots getting cool in the pool. The pool is not directly connected to the graywater and rainwater systems we’re installing, but by reusing graywater (bathroom sinks, bath/shower, and laundry) and utilizing rainwater for approved uses (almost 1,800 gallons anticipated for every inch of rain […]

Snapshots of a SoCal residential rainwater / graywater system

Here are just a few snapshots of an impressive residential rainwater system we’re installing in Orange County, California. It’s exciting that the owner wants to be efficient with water – one really has to think this way in the Golden State these days! Since the residence is under construction we will be installing a state of the art graywater system as well. Stay tuned!   This rainwater/graywater system […]