About greywater reuse

Greywater irrigated landscapeGreywater irrigated landscapeGreywater is water from your bathroom sinks, showers, tubs, and washing machines. It is not water that has come into contact with feces, either from the toilet or from washing diapers.

Greywater may contain traces of dirt, food, grease, hair, and certain household cleaning products. While greywater may look “dirty,” it is a safe and even beneficial source of irrigation water in a yard. There are many simple, economical ways to reuse greywater in the landscape.

Greywater Projects

Part of a laundry-to-landscape system.Part of a laundry-to-landscape system.

Read about greywater projects here!

Walk through examples of greywater systems using washing machines, sinks, and showers to irrigate fruit trees, berries, ornamentals, and vegetables.

  • Laundry to landscape system irrigating fruit trees
  • Branched drain from a shower to fruit trees
  • Branched drain from a kitchen sink to fruit trees
  • Pedal power washing machine
  • and more!