California Homeowners Keep Lawns Lush with Gray Water

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August 14, 2015

With Californians halfway through their fourth year of drought, The Wall Street Journal reports that some homeowners are looking to recycle water to irrigate their lawns.

This means homeowners are installing systems that use gray water from sinks and bathtubs to water their plants. One example is couple Steven Sockolov and Susan Snyder, who bought their $2.8 million, Mill Valley, Calif., home in 2013. The lush garden and gray water irrigation system was a big selling point.

Providers of such systems include WaterSprout, based in Oakland. According to the company’s president John Russell, homeowners that use their service are even given signs that say their lawns use recycled gray water.

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