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Eataly + WRS = Water Conservation

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 a range of Italian eateries and food markets.  This world famous gastronomic haven has locations in New York, Boston and Chicago, but its greenest establishment has now officially opened in Los Angeles.

In addition to being passionate about all things culinary, the Eataly Partners and Collaborators have a strong environmental conscience.  Especially when its about water and it’s preservation and conservation.

Housed inside this marvel of modern cuisine sits another true first for the city of Los Angeles, the very first Commercial NSF-350 Certified Graywater System. This revolutionary Water Recycling System sits on the first floor adjacent to the Gelato and Cannoli bar, proudly displayed inside a pristine glass enclosure.

Constructed over a period of several months WRS worked with Ecovie Environmental, All Area Plumbing, Clune Construction, Weil Aquatronics and CSI Electrical Contractors in a coordinated effort to recycle as much of the facilities water as possible.

The end result is an one of kind Graywater System. A fully automated system that collects the facilities water, purifies it to the highest safety levels, and re-uses it for flushing all toilets and urinals.

Make time for a trip to Eataly LA and marvel at the amazing range of food and wine on display; Gift Baskets are ideal for Holiday presents.  And while you’re there, order a Cannoli, fill it with your favorite Galato, and as you enjoy – turn around and have a look at the System.  It’s a product of years of hard won knowledge, built with one goal in mind, to help save water – our most vital natural resource.


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We are now NSF 350 CERTIFIED!

We are now NSF 350 CERTIFIED!

Happy 2017 Everyone!  Cries of, New Year – New Me, are ringing out across the world and we at Water Recycling Systems (WRS) have decided to join in on the fun! WRS is proud to announce that we now offer an NSF 350 certified Graywater System, the “Aqualoop Graywater System” by Ecovie!

Some of our readers may be unaware of what exactly NSF 350 means and why this new certification is such a big deal.  For those readers here’s a quick background on NSF 350 and its benefits.

Recycled graywater with NSF 350 approval allows the treated water to be stored without time restraints.  Where codes permit, NSF 350 water can be used for spray irrigation, flushing toilets, and poses no health threats. A big part of achieving NSF certification is that high water quality standards must be met over a 6 month period of stress testing with no human interaction.

Aqualoop is the only system to meet both commercial and residential NSF 350 standards. Water with a NSF 350 certification will easily meet local codes for permitting and is now being required in national and international level code guidelines.  NSF 350 is the gold standard in low impact green oriented construction for graywater recycling.

Here at WRS we are elated to reach this milestone in our company’s history.  This new certification will help us further expand our operations and will allow us to provide our clients with the absolute highest quality recycled water!  New Year – New Me indeed!



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When Water Supplies Plummet, So Do Property Values

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 the agricultural sector (while being accountable for 2% of the state’s GDP) has a drought which effects individual property values? The issue is this: with a greater part of the US having one sort of dependency or another on California’s agricultural doings, it’s hard not to justify the seemingly excessive water usage. It’s a huge economic driver for California, and we’ve seen before how massive a hit the drought can cause for such an important part of our economy. That being the case, Governor Brown issued mandatory cutbacks of 20% or more from residential water users rather than the agricultural sector.

With that in mind, the financial impact of the drought has to go someplace, and unfortunately it has been delegated to individuals in California residences and their forever fluctuating property values. To find out more about this not-so-apparent connection, read here.


By: Jay Berstein

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California Drought Regulations – what’s new?

California Drought Regulations – what’s new?

Although California urban water suppliers have managed to use 29% less water in May, and up to an inch of rain fell across southern California during an unusual summer storm last weekend, the years-long drought condition still persists. Some are calling it a 1,000-year drought, and experts agree it will take years of above average rainfall to get the state’s water levels back to normal.

It’s a great time to think about install a system that recycles graywater or captures rainwater, helping you save money and reduce demand on water supplies. Request a Quote today!

The major news that smart property owners are talking about is the looming required cuts in water use. A simple overview of the results of Executive Order B-29-15 is that urban areas with higher water use per capita will be required to save more water than those who are currently using less. In areas where water use is low, required savings are only 4%. The requirements go to as high as 36% in some parts of the state.

Here’s are some of the required cuts anticipated by local Southern California communities:

  • Arcadia: 36 percent
  • Chino Hills: 28 percent
  • South Pasadena: 28 percent
  • Villa Park: 36 percent
  • Beverly Hills: 36 percent
  • La Canada/Flintridge: 36 percent

Here’s a good chart showing San Diego water mandates:
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We at Water Recycling Systems, LLC will keep working to inform you about the mandates.


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Check out our new Phone Number – 1.844.DROUGHT

Check out our new Phone Number – 1.844.DROUGHT

Hey everyone, check out our new Phone Number: 1.844.DROUGHT

Call Water Recycling Systems, LLC anytime to get started on a graywater recycling or rainwater capture system.

We can help you save money, and reduce demand on the water supply.

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Speaking of saving water, do you know the name of “Santa Monica’s Greenest Building?”

Speaking of saving water, do you know the name of “Santa Monica’s Greenest Building?”

Just so happens, it’s the Santa Monica Public Library, Pico Branch. And how do we know? Because we designed and installed the Rainwater Capture system.

At the Pico Branch Library, Water Recycling Systems installed a rainwater capture system anchored by a12,000-gallon rainwater tank during construction. Now, every time there’s a ‘1-inch rain event’, our system captures 8,300 gallons from the building roofs. In an average year of rainfall, this equates to 100,000 gallons. For the full story on this historic LEED Platinum project, check out this video!

Overall, our rainwater capture system replaces 80% of the expected annual demand from toilet and urinal flushing in the facility!

We’re so proud to have contributed to:

·      LEED Platinum certification by the US Green Building Council

·      The first ground-up LEED Platinum project in Santa Monica

·      The first time rainwater has been used for toilet flushing in a Los Angeles County project

·      LEED innovation points

Check out the Pico Branch Library website.

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LEED Platinum Innovation: Rainwater Capture System for “Santa Monica’s Greenest Building”

LEED Platinum Innovation: Rainwater Capture System for “Santa Monica’s Greenest Building”

The City of Santa Monica is the Poster-Child for environmental awareness.

Sustainability, conservation of natural resources and a strong environmental conscience were high on their agenda long before they were popular and politically correct civic attributes.

Over a year before California Governor Brown declared a “Drought State of Emergency”, supported by President Obama, Santa Monica was taking aggressive action to conserve our most precious natural resource.  Simply put, The City of Santa Monica ‘get’s it’.

So it’s no surprise Water Recycling Systems, LLC was chosen to build and install the Rainwater Capture and Reuse System for their new Pico Boulevard Public Library.

They could have selected anyone…they chose us.

The overall system was conceived and designed by Kevin Poffenbarger, Principal PE at EPD Consultants, one of the leading water reuse Engineering Companies in the world.  Working with Kevin’s designs, we built and installed a system that automatically filters, disinfects, stores and delivers safe, reliable recycled rainwater to flush all toilets and urinals throughout the facility.

Equally notable is the fact that despite being under extreme regulatory and code compliance scrutiny by nine City, County and State agencies, the system passed inspection with absolutely no correction needed.

We are the leading environmental resource company in the world specializing in providing innovative and practical water conversational systems.

Follow the installation on our website, in the Photo Gallery Section, on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. And feel free to contact us for all your water reuse questions and needs.

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