This directory lists people and companies who’ve attended Greywater Action’s 5 day training for installers and existing greywater businesses in Greywater Action’s extended network. If you don’t see someone in your area, please visit this page for advice.
Greywater Action Associates: After completing the 5 day course, these people have gone on to complete, install, and document a minimum of five systems professionally. They have collaborated with Greywater Action, and are working to provide eduction about greywater systems in their local area as well as to ease permitting barriers.
Level 2 Installers: These people have completed Greywater Action’s 5 day “Greywater System Design and Installation” course, and have installed at least two systems on their own, submitting photos and documentation of the systems to Greywater Action.
Level 1 Installers: These people have completed Greywater Action’s 5 day “Greywater System Design and Installation” course. They have completed a certification examination with a score of 80% or higher, and also successfully installed a greywater system in a small group.
Abundant waters is a full service company that provides innovative solutions to persistent drought conditions and mandated water restrictions.
We are a family owned christian business that is committed to customer service, system performance and reliability.
We specialize in:
Grey Water Systems: all types- custom designed for each location and application to maximize water conservation consumer benefit
Rain Water Harvesting Systems
Visit our web site to learn more about innovative water conservation possibilities and International clean water partnership projects
We work in Pasadena, San Gabriel Valley, and LA Basin
All Sustainable Systems has been in business since 2004, beginning with the Passive House Design course with Solar Energy International and has expanded into Sustainable Building Advising, Certified Green Building Professional, Certified BPI Building Analyst, Energy Star Rating, Greywater Installer, Watershed Management and installation of Rainwater Catchment Systems. We can provide you with consulting services for a better, energy efficient way to build, install laundry to landscape systems, as well as designing rain gardens and water catchment systems.
Bay Maples is a local, sustainable landscaping company specializing in water-saving designs, native plants and recycled or repurposed materials. Our methods provide a natural enhancement for your home and a cost effective approach. Contractors Lic. #977639
We are Residential and Commercial General Contractor and Specialty Contractor providing construction services, such as carpenter, painting, concrete, Electrical sub- work , and metal fabrication presently, and more Renovation, remodels, and new construction. CCB# 204220
California H2orticulture Services is a an ecological landscaping and consulting company that specializes in water management. Our mission is to implement sustainable and appropriate solutions to improve water use efficiency in landscape and agricultural irrigation systems. Our staff certifications and affiliations include: Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor (Irrigation Association), Monterey Bay Green Gardener Certification Program Instructor, Cabrillo College Irrigation Instructor, Founding member of Central Coast Graywater Alliance, Member of Santa Cruz Live Oak Grange and Santa Cruz County Water Conservation Coalition.
By promoting tried and true water conservation methods used in ancient agricultural societies we empower our customers to maximize their site specific water needs through the integration of form and function in an environmentally conscious manner. We specialize the design, construction and maintenance of Rainwater Harvesting, Low Impact Development (LID) and Greywater re-use systems.
San Francisco • Berkeley • El Cerrito • Oakland • Marin • Sausalito • Palo Alto • Redwood City • San Jose & surrounding Bay Area cities
Rainwater Harvesting • Greywater Re-use • Low Impact Development(LID) • Stormwater Compliance • AC Condensate Capture & use • Water Efficient Landscaping • Plans & Permitting Services • USGBC’s LEED Credits • Flood Control • Workshops, Community Outreach and speaking events
Class A - General Engineering Contractor, Licence #993287
Carmichael Environmental provides sustainable outdoor living solutions to residential, commercial, and municipal clientele with an ecologically conscious and creative approach to inspire harmony with our surroundings while conserving valuable economic, social, and environmental resources.
Our mission is to design and install innovative and affordable systems for catching water – from rainwater capture in cisterns, to green roofs and greywater recycling – for San Diego county residents, businesses, and institutions.
(C-27 and B lic # 1011481)
Citylife Ecodesign is an ecological landscape design and construction company dedicated to sustainability. We specialize in creating the perfect landscape for your home, business or small farm. We are happily based in the city of Portland, Oregon and are a registered Oregon Benefit Company.
Oregon LCB License #9467 - Bonded - Insured
Colorado Greywater is the Leading Greywater Installer in Colorado. Offering Consulting, Design, & Installation for Water Reuse & Ecological Sanitation. In the process, we are working to change the existing Colorado Building Code to allow for greywater reuse in our drought afflicted state.
Community Construction (Lic # 1031835) is woman-owned and values worker diversity. We specialize in green design & building and strive to observe sustainable practices wherever possible. We are also certified by ARCSA in rainwater catchment installation.
Soil testing, soil remediation, compost tea applications, garden health consultation & gray water installation.
Serving Los Angeles County
C. DARREN BUTLER is a Consulting Arborist, Ecological Landscape Designer, Greywater & Irrigation Designer and Consultant, Landscape & Garden Consultant, Permaculturist, Speaker, and Teacher. He started gardening at age five, working summer landscaping jobs and in orchards as a pre-teen and teen, and in 2012 has 25 years’ of diverse adult experience working with plants, trees, gardens, and landscapes.
"Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you." - Frank Lloyd Wright
I am an architect that followed Wright’s words beyond architecture to my family roots in agriculture and aquaculture. I see urban agriculture as a way to combine my passion and skills between these fields while working to elevate the presence, performance and influence of nature within built environments, watersheds and regional food systems.
I currently work at MidPen Housing as GIS Specialist where my expertise in architecture, agriculture, planning and sustainability have been valuable in developing affordable housing. Meanwhile, as Greywater Action Level 2 Installer and graduate of the UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, I perform freelance organic gardening and design work that focuses on greywater irrigation systems.
Most recently, I've launched California Clips, affordable water saving clips made in CA that anyone can use to retrofit toilets to recover up to a gallon per flush with no loss in flushing power. Over 1200 toilets have been retrofitted to date and are now recovering over 1 million gallons of excess toilet bowl refill water every year . Please email me for a free sample.
David grew up in South Carolina and earned a B.S. (2010) and M.S. (2012) in civil engineering from Clemson University. His master's research involved greywater treatment and reuse, which is how he learned about Greywater Action. David now works as a Project Engineer with a consulting firm in Charleston, SC, and is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE). His experience is primarily in municipal water/wastewater infrastructure. He is also an Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) and is passionate about sustainability.
David is not a licensed contractor, although he has some limited construction experience acquired through mission trips and service projects.
Here are answers the most common questions David receives:
(1) This is the current legal status of greywater in SC (according to an SCDHEC official): "Greywater is treated the same as wastewater for the purposes of disposal. Greywater could be used inside a home for things like flushing toilets (if consistent with local building and standard plumbing codes), but if discharged is treated as wastewater (needing either connection to a sanitary sewer or a septic system)."
(2) Realistically, I would not get your hopes up about getting a greywater system approved by DHEC. I have talked with multiple people now who tried doing greywater reuse (and/or a composting toilet) in lieu of a septic tank, and in the end DHEC forced them to install a full-blown septic system anyways (septic tank plus drain field). Unfortunately the state's regulations simply don't allow for greywater reuse currently. (I think it may take a severe drought like the ones California has had to shift their attitude.)
(3) If you want to be a trailblazer and try to change DHEC's stance, kudos to you! I am happy to provide information about what is being done elsewhere (e.g., California), but since I have to work with DHEC regularly to obtain permits for the projects I design during my full-time job, I am not comfortable starting any sort of dispute with them (joining a lawsuit, testifying in court, etc.). I'd prefer to use persuasion and evidence-based reasoning rather than attacking DHEC.
(4) To properly design a greywater system, I would need to come to your property to do an assessment (soil types, runoff patterns, property lines, vegetation, etc.). If you live anywhere outside of Charleston, SC, it may be difficult to coordinate a visit since I have a baby at home. But you can reach out and I'll try to help you the best I can.
The best way to reach David is by email.
"DIG Cooperative, Inc. is a California Licensed General Contractor committed to core values of stewardship, innovation and integrity.
As a design/build firm our mission is to connect people with ecology. We offer integrated water systems and comprehensive natural building solutions that transform the urban landscape into a healthier and more productive environment for current and future generations."
Working side by side, your personal EcoAssistant . . .
Gets to know you in a patient and mindful process
Helps identify your accomplishments and constraints
Recommends uniquely tailored solutions
Works within your means to get the job done
Connects you with other local providers and resources
Offers ongoing support and mutual learning
Serving Davis, California, and nearby areas
Water and Landscape Services
Eco Logical Builders offers complete support for construction projects of various scopes. Utilizing our relationships with a large group of highly-skilled architects and designers, expert subcontractors, and dedicated employees, we guide your projects efficiently from preconstruction through construction completion.
Eco Logical Builders is owned and operated by Willie Lord, a licensed general contractor and certified green building professional.
License # 891525
Serving the Bay Area – Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Oakland, Richmond – California
Eric Broberg was certified in Permaculture design in 2007 and again in 2009. After attending a workshop in Berkeley with Greywater Action in 2009, he began installing laundry to landscape systems for clients interested in water conservation. He has since installed approximately 20 L2L systems from San Francisco to Santa Barbara. He is an Accredited Associate with ARCSA and continues to attend professional workshops with Sweetwater Collaborative in Santa Barbara. He is now based in San Luis Obispo county, where he continues his greywater work while also developing an edible landscaping nursery and organic farm.
EnviroMeasures is committed to being a resource for living Healthy & Environmentally Aware, acknowledging our connection to all things (no matter how small or large) and how our everyday choices affect the Health of the Earth and it's inhabitants.
"Equinox Landscape Construction Corporation is a family business, owned and operated by Patrick and Heather Picard (Contractors License #717135.) Since 1992, they have built their business upon the principals of quality, integrity and respect for their clients, their staff and the environment.
They are Accredited Business members of the Better Business Bureau, members of the Green Business Program of Marin County.
As members of the California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA), they have won awards for both their installations and maintenance of gardens."
Gaia Creations is a small family based business operated by Brian and Stephanie Ladwig-Cooper. Since 2000 they have provided Chico, CA and surrounding communities land care solutions using an ecological/permaculture approach. They work with Clients to design, install and manage both urban and rural properties. Working with the Chico Permaculture Guild they educate the community about permaculture by teaching and facilitating classes and workshops at low to no cost to the community.
Gardening by Nature's Design is a landscaping company in the San Francisco Bay Area that is owned and operated by Lois Simonds. Ca. landscaping contractor #893957
Christopher Reamer is a permaculture landscaper and educator with a prevailing focus on water conservation and ecological land design. He has worked extensively with the development of greywater, rainwater and high-efficiency irrigation in Sonoma and Marin counties,CA, and has instructed water conservation workshops for the cities of Santa Rosa, Petaluma, and Windsor, Sonoma county water agency, the Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper training program, the Association of Professional Landscape Designers, and numerous other local non-profit organizations and conservation initiatives. He is level 2 certified by the Greywater Action Network, and is a licensed contractor and certified permaculture designer.
Grass Stains, LLC is a design-build contracting firm focused on constructing spaces you will love to live in. We create environments for temporary and long-term use, and no matter the space our focus remains the same. Whether our muse is your home, yard, office or event space we believe that our collaborative abilities as creative space makers will make your space into exactly what you want it to be. We are continually inspired and challenged by the goals of our clients. We focus on delivering wonderful service by being transparent and by streamlining the design-build process. In turn, Grasstains is able to deliver our clients amazing finished products at a controlled cost.
Grateful Roots is dedicated to resource conservation in the East Bay of San Francisco, especially through household water re-use. Our growing awareness of the drought in California requires all of us to engage our creativity to fashion appropriate responses.
The mission of Grey Water Landscape Design is to reduce consumption of water resources, reduce the volume of water from a home that goes into the sewage system and to recharge local aquifers.
We install standard Grey Water systems that will divert useable Grey Water to your landscape instead of sending this valuable resource to the sewage processing plant. In addition, we can custom design systems that fit the specific needs of your home and landscape
I have always been fascinated with the natural world, its patterns, constant change, and the ecological cycles forever keeping a fragile balance. It was from this fascination, and my obsession with simple machines, puzzles, and problem solving, that Greywater Cascadia was born. In 2005 I started working with a "Jack of all Trades" restoring houses in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. It was there I first gained experience in drainage and waste plumbing. In 2007 I moved to Vermont where I studied Sustainable Building and Design at Yestermorrow Design/ Build School. By 2010 I had made my way back home to the west coast, where I completed a Greywater installers Certification course through Greywater Action. I have since installed numerous systems, provided consultation on a variety of projects, and taught several workshops.
I can provide design consultation and guidance in the states of Oregon and Washington. I also am available, and enjoy, teaching classes and leading workshops.
Greywater Corps is a company specializing in greywater education, design and installation, formed in 2009 in response to growing concern about california's limited water resources. our team is composed of expert installers and specialists in the fields of permaculture, landscape design, and plumbing.
Greywater Designs is a small company with a big heart. We like to stay close to and give back to our community by means of education, volunteering and offering affordability to low income residents. Our systems include Laundry to Landscape (L2L), Rain Harvesting and also compost toilets. We take pride in our workmanship and the relationships with our clients. Make sure when visiting our website you click on the Referral Program for additional savings! We appreciate your business : )
Greywater Solutions provides professional consulting, design, and installation services for all types of greywater irrigation systems. Our approach is to utilize the most simple, reliable, effective, and affordable systems appropriate to each project, installed with care and quality workmanship to ensure long term dependability & effectiveness.
Primarily serving Orange County, and the high-desert & low-desert communities of San Bernardino & Riverside Counties. We can serve other areas on an individual basis by request.
You pay for water with your hard earned money, so why not use it twice? Dont just send that water to the sewer, send it to your landscape. Let me help you by designing and installing a greywater system that fits your needs. In times of drought, we can't afford to waste this precious resource.
Grow Water is an organization dedicated to providing household, community & regional solutions; in practice and policy; supporting water-harvesting, greywater, conservation, food production and integrated design in the Sacramento region (and beyond). We aim to provide people with the skills and knowledge to facilitate best practices within their homes, businesses, watersheds and bioregions through a community based, co-op model and specialized trainings.
Herschy Environmental Inc. License # 837818 based south of Yosemite National Park , develops sound solution that achieve our clients business objectives while providing assistance with environmental regulation, state funding and waste and resource management. Herschy is dedicated to finding cost effective solutions to solving environmental problems.
Services Include: Phase 1 and 2 Environmental Site Assessments, Groundwater and soil Sampling ,Pond Sampling, Well Capacity Test, Pump Test, Site Remediation and Cleanup, Excavation, Waste Removal, Gas Station Tank and Dispenser Pull Sampling Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plant Preparation, Management and Sampling
Bakersfield, Tulare, Fresno, Merced County
Hyphae Design Laboratory is a consulting, design, and engineering firm dedicated to bridging the gap between innovative architecture and applied biological sciences. In the sustainable design community, we embody the biological functions of a hyphal network. We provide the link between disciplines to bring about deeply sustainable collaboration.
Licensed, bonded plumber. 15 years experience. Competitive pricing, prompt response, professional service. Honest and clean!
Serving the West side and Los Angeles
I mainly work as a landscaper, and I focus mostly on native and water-wise plants. I strive to conserve water in any way possible, and I would love to install a L2L or branched drain system for you if the location and garden are a good fit! Please contact me with any questions.
Laura Maher is a certified Greywater Installer (Greywater Action), a Water Harvesting Design Practitioner (Watershed Management Group), a California Naturalist (UCANR), and community educator. She is the founding member of Eco Action Cooperative, Inc., a worker-owned landscaping cooperative that provides residential garden support. All their fine garden design, installation and maintenance work relies on soil health, water conservation, and the ecological benefits of perennial plants. Step-by-step we educate our clients along the way to help create more sustainable gardens in Ventura County.
Plumber of 22 years. I specialize in all aspects of Plumbing (Waste-Water-Gas) and now have the opportunity to share and apply my knowledge with Gray Water Systems.
I work in San Francisco, Sonoma, and Marin counties.
Love’s Gardens is a full-service landscaping company that simplifes the lives and beautifying the gardens of Santa Cruz. Landscape Contractor C27-363672
Complete landscape design and installation, as well as expert tree care and certified grey water systems.
I am a licensed landscape contractor, a certified grey water installer, and a certified arborist with a background in forestry (B.S. Forestry, Munich University, Germany).
I have been the sole proprietor of my company for 19 years, working in all Bay Area counties. My team is made up of long term, experienced employees, for whom I provide health care benefits.
A list of job references can be provided upon request.
"The mission of the Northcoast Environmental Center is to promote understanding of the relations between people and the biosphere and to conserve, protect,
and celebrate terrestrial, aquatic, and marine ecosystems of northern California and southern Oregon."
Established in 1970, the NS Johnson Company (General Contractor's License # B455830) leverages architectural design, project development, plan-check expediting, and construction management in the service of a diverse group of residential and commercial clients. We at NS Johnson Co take a strong interest in building-efficiency and environmental sustainability. We believe greywater recycling constitutes an increasingly important tool in our efforts to offer clients sustainable solutions for their homes and places of business.
Stop your wailing... It is time to get swaling! This group is dedicated to Permaculture Action. Earth Care - People Care - Fair Share
We are a full service landscaping design and construction company
We specialize in water-wise designs to encourage a more sustainable and affordable approach to landscaping.
California State Licensed General and Landscape Contractor 1216507
Servicing mostly Solano County (Dixon, Vacaville, Fairfield, Suisun, Cordelia) and Yolo County (Winters, Woodland, Esparto) but we have done projects in Sacramento, Contra Costa County, Napa, Marin, Sonoma and San Joaquin.
Pipe Dreams offers design, consultation and installation of greywater and rainwater collection systems in the Sacramento, CA area. Pipe Dream's owner Kent Thompson is a licensed contractor in Sacramento, CA and has been installing greywater and rainwater collection systems since 2011. He sees greywater as an excellent appropriate technology for water conservation and reuse in the our climate. Kent has installed dozens of systems and can bring that experience to your project. Kent is a knowledgeable gardener that assists clients in matching greywater supply to your landscape.
Pipe Dreams can also conduct workshops and presentations on greywater for clubs or cities wanting to learn more
Food Forest & Permaculture Design - Build; Consulting & Teaching - Includes Greywater Systems, Aboriculture, Rainwater, Small Farm & Homestead, Community & Urban Ag Services.
Landscape designs to save water, capture rainwater and greywater. This includes turf removal, earth works to capture water by building berms and swales, plant material selection, soil improvement, and irrigation efficiency.
Service area: Ventura, Ojai, Carpinteria
We specialize in Water Harvesting, Greywater, Lawn Removal and Food Forest Installation.
Serving all of Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
The SD Sustainable Living Institute lists people who install greywater systems here: http://sdsustainable.org/services-and-programs/the-great-greywater-challenge/greywater-systems-installers/
Navigating policy channels to legalize residential greywater reuse in Seattle/King County... and someday in a neighborhood near you.
Available for greywater consultations, designs and installations.
WE ARE YOUR LOCAL SPECIALISTS IN GREY WATER CONVERSIONS AND OTHER WATER SAVING UPGRADES including rain water systems, and drought tolerant and native landscaping. With over 200 installations performed we are your experienced solution. Servicing Los Angeles and Orange County. With mileage factored in Riverside, San Diego and San Bernardino Counties can also be serviced.
Services. Simple to complex grey water, Rain water, community speaking, and permitting.
Sierra Living skills offers workshops, consultations, and designs/installations of home scale greywater systems. We use a sustainable and resilient whole systems approach with Permaculture principals when looking at the landscape, integrating food forests, veggie gardens, orchards, water catchment and native drought tolerant plants. We also offer affordable natural building of bath houses and small creative outbuildings that are “alive” and healthy, using onsite resources/repurposed materials whenever possible. We are based out of Nevada County (north east of Sacramento) near Nevada City/ Grass Valley.
Sierra Watershed Progressive is a design to build cooperative focusing on watershed based projects and educational forums. Whether a residence, neighborhood or public project, all projects are treated with local water, plant, habitat and soil reuse concepts for highest ecological and maintenance values. With a wide range of experienced project managers and technicians, our site expertise ranges from California Coast Ranges, to Eastern Sierra Nevada habitats.
The Smart Yards Cooperative exists to design, build and maintain beautiful yards that are regenerative and cost-effective for residents in Santa Clara County and beyond.
The goal of Smart Yards is to develop sustainable landscapes that foster biodiversity and conservation while also meeting our human needs. This is in sharp contrast to our current economy and ecological practices based on unlimited growth and wasted resources.
Smart Yards creates beautiful landscapes that are easy on the planet, enjoyable for families, welcoming to the community, and economically feasible. We do this by designing and building landscapes using:
non-toxic and reusable materials
native and drought-tolerant plants that are children and pet friendly
rainwater catchment and greywater systems
edible, herb and food forest type gardens
amenities such as raised beds, decks, a chicken coop, fruit trees, composting, and spaces for fun and relaxation
Social Ecologies engages local residents in building healthy habitats and spreading holistic, systematic thinking by creating and maintaining collaborative long-term interactive neighborhood projects. Our efforts focus on creating wastewater, rainwater and soil fertility systems on a home, business or neighborhood scale.
Soleil Design's smart, sustainable, and resource efficient residential retrofits are quality of life improvement solutions that free you from challenges, constraints, or problems which would otherwise go unaddressed where you live, work, and play. Wherever possible, your system will be designed with innovations that provide healthier materials for you at every phase of implementation - without compromising durability or ease of operation. Our desire is to provide you with intuitive solutions that you would be proud to share with your family and friends.
Spencer Hadley installs laundry-to-landscape systems in Fremont and surrounding areas.
We offer hands-on, community-based workshops in people’s homes and neighborhoods, helping each other install sustainable systems. We want to have fun working together and changing the face of our town.We also do installations through work crews. Our core group of seven comes from a variety of backgrounds. Our combined skills include architecture, environmental engineering, marketing, business development, Permaculture design, construction, networking and education. We are eager to share our team efforts to help our community.
Terrasophia LLC is an ecological design, consulting, and education firm that brings together practical experience, science, systems thinking, traditional ecological knowledge, and a passion for community building through solution-oriented action. Our services focus on community programs, watershed friendly landscapes, green workforce development, and watershed regeneration. We are guided by the permaculture ethics of Earth Care, People Care, and Fair Share and the philosophy of appropriate technology.
We work in New Mexico, Northern and Southern California.
Living in Topanga Canyon, the driving forces behind my work are ecological design, appropriate use of resources and clean/professional installations. You can sometimes find me leading Greywater workshops for Greywater Action and helping teach the Installer's Certification course.
We are a full service rapid response plumbing, mold and water damage company. Our license number #439600
I specialize in holistic backyard orchard care, from building the soil life to pruning the canopy, and the irrigation systems in between. I install greywater, rainwater and drip irrigation systems that are all ecological irrigation options for our Southern California dryland ecology. ISA Certified Arborist #WE-10547-A
Locations: Long Beach, Orange County and Pomona Regions
WaterSprout is a design/build firm specializing in greywater, rainwater, and water-use monitoring. As a trusted leader in the field, WaterSprout continues to pioneer many of the first permitted alternative water systems in cities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
New Construction Plumbing. Custom Homes, Commercial Projects, Remodels and Room Additions.
Orange County and South L.A. County
Wild Rose Gardens is a full service, eco friendly, sustainable landscape company. We are committed to creating beautiful and inspiring landscapes while preserving the earth’s resources and reducing waste.
Permaculture design, sustainability consultations, Installed Laundry to Landscape Systems
Design, installation, maintenance of Greywater systems in Santa Barbara County.
TERRA GARDENS IS A DESIGN, BUILD, AND MAINTENANCE COMPANY SPECIALIZING IN ECOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN, ARTISAN CARPENTRY, MASONRY, WATER MANAGEMENT, AND FINE GARDEN MAINTENANCE.
SERVING THE GREATER SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA.
Serving all of New England
We are a Design/Build/Manufacturing Firm specializing in customized, socially responsible, low environmental impact retrofits and new construction.
Services we offer:
Commercial and Residential- Small and Large Scale
•Consultation•All types of Greywater Systems•Rainwater Harvesting Systems•Water Efficiency Systems•Off-Grid Utility Systems•Sustainable Building Design & Construction•
Located in Andover, MA