The Great Texas Truck Wash

As record droughts continue across the American West more and more companies are looking for innovative ways to save water.  Luckily Water Recycling Systems (WRS) is here to help! Our newest commercial project took us to “Two Brothers Truck Wash” in Houston, Texas.  With eight wash bays and round the clock customers this facility will […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

Is drinking water potable, or potable?

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Here’s a small detail that comes up all the time in our industry – how to pronounce the “o” in the word “potable”. Potable water is, of course, water that’s suitable for drinking. We use the word to distinguish from graywater, which is reusable in certain ways (irrigation, toilet flush) but not for drinking, and black water, […]

Graywater, a solution to an epic drought: Melbourne Australia

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At Water Recycling Systems, we enjoy sharing stories about reusing graywater from around the world. Here’s a great article from Melbourne, Australia, which survived an epic 13-year drought with massive and focused efforts to capture and use rainwater and graywater at every opportunity. “A study finds residents of Melbourne cut their water consumption in half by capturing rainwater […]

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 […]