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Gray Water
Discussion of California's graywater program.
# 24722 | 2,250 words | 14 sources | 2002 | US

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Discussion of California's graywater program. Recycling of used (gray) water for landscapting and agricultural water supply. Usefulness as a water conservation measure. Irrigation of home gardens. California's use of recycled black water for use as a crop irrigant. Health concerns. Recycling water as part of water resources planning.

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Water conservation is an important concern in many parts of the country and so technology for recycling water is expanding. It is estimated that homeowners waste an average of 33 percent of the available drinking water every day, using it for landscape irrigation (Coder, 2001). Slightly used water is known as gray water, and can be used as a landscaping and agricultural water supply, and also for flushing toilets. It is not safe to drink gray water (Jett, 2001). Across America, toilet flushing and landscape watering are the major home uses of drinkable water. Black water, water from sewage, cannot be used for these purposes.

In 1992, the Los Angeles Office of Water Reclamation looked at using gray water for irrigating gardens and found there was ..."

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