From Laundry to Landscape: Tap Into Greywater

Recycling your household water is smart and often surprisingly simple. Find out how you can embrace this “new” source of water.



Laundry To Landscape
This simple greywater system diverts water from your washing machine and directs it to mulch basins around plants.
ILLUSTRATION: ELAYNE SEARS
Greywater Pipes
Underground pipes direct the greywater to mulch basins around plants. 
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Mulch Basin
A mulch basin under construction. This type of basin will help prevent greywater from running off, keeping it contained in the area around the tree. 
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Washing Machine Greywater
You must install a diverter valve so you have the option of sending greywater to the sewer instead of to your plants. 
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Greywater Plumbing
A few simple components connect your washing machine to the outdoors. 
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