Graywater - It's free, it's safe and it will save your garden!
For many years, our governments have failed to invest in new water infrastructure. At the same time, the US population continues to grow. Within the next 10 years over 36 US States are expected to suffer water shortage issues.
Why waste potable (drinking) water on the garden when it doesn't need it? Most households already product enough graywater to irrigate their gardens year round without the use of potable water.
The average person uses over 25 gallons per day for simple tasks such as bathing or showering, and using the clothes washer machine.
This doesn't sound much, but over one month this amounts to over 750 gallons per person.
In a semi dry climate such as California, this is sufficient water to irrigate 400 square feet of lush garden beds, without using potable (drinking water).
For a family of four, there is sufficient graywater to irrigate over 1,600 square feet of gardens.
Please note the figures above are based on typical water usage in a drought area, where people are attempting to save water in their everyday life (eg. shorter showers). It may well be your family uses substantially more water each day.
Further Information about graywater:
What is graywater?
How can graywater be re-used?