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Greywater

Greywater 

Greywater is water from showers, bath tubs, washing machines, and bathroom sinks. Using greywater is an innovative way to reduce potable water use and flows to the sewer system. It provides for an efficient means to irrigate plants in your landscape, and provides natural groundwater recharge.  For more information on greywater, see our Greywater FAQ (PDF). 

Laundry-to-Landscape (L2L) Greywater Program

There are three types of greywater systems - Laundry-to-Landscape (L2L), Simple, and Complex greywater systems. PWP offers an L2L Greywater Program due to their simplicity, affordability, and easy maintenance. L2L systems are the only type of greywater system that does not need a permit to be installed.

The L2L Greywater Program provides: 

  • Monthly in-depth training and installation workshops from industry experts Greywater Action, including an overview of the State Guidelines for Permit-Exempt Greywater Systems (PDF)
  • A voucher towards the cost of greywater system parts redeemable at Landscape Warehouse in Pasadena
  • On-site technical assistance provided by Landscape Warehouse in Pasadena
  • Workshops, incentives and on-site technical assistance available for HOAs
  • No-cost installation of an L2L greywater system for income-qualified customers 

Special Summer Promotion: Valid until September 30, 2017 

Receive DOUBLE the voucher ($160 value), covering most of the cost of greywater system parts! Participants must attend an L2L workshop to receive voucher.  

How Do I Get Started? 

Greywater Chart 

 

Greywater Workshops

  greywater workshop 

L2L Greywater Workshop
Saturday, May 20, 2017
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Villa Parke Community Center
363 E. Villa St.
Pasadena, CA 91101

This is a free event but registration is required. Space is limited.   

 Visit our Workshops Page to register.
 

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:
You will be redirected to the Citizen Service Center page. Click "Submit a Service Request." Under "Request Type" click "Reservation." Then under "Select a Topic" scroll to "Water and Power - Events" and select the L2L Greywater Program Workshop. Please note: Workshops are limited to 20 participants. After registering, you will receive an email confirmation with an application for the Laundry-to-Landscape (L2L) greywater program.     

Please complete the application (click here for application) and submit via email to greywater@cityofpasadena.net, or mail to the address provided on the application. Income qualified customers can apply to participate in our direct install program (click here for application) Funds are available on a limited basis.   

  

Download Laundry-to-Landscape (L2L) Greywater Program Applications and Materials

L2L Greywater Program Application: Fill out and print the completed application, and e-mail it to greywater@cityofpasadena.net  
L2L Greywater Direct Install Application For Income Qualified Customers: Income qualified customers can fill out and print the completed application, and e-mail it to greywater@cityofpasadena.net  
• L2L Greywater System Owner’s Manual  

 

Simple Greywater Systems 

Simple greywater systems exceed a laundry-to-landscape greywater system and have a discharge capacity of 250 gallons per day or less. Simple greywater systems collect water from bathtubs, showers, and bathroom washbasins for irrigation purposes. Simple greywater systems do not include wastewater from toilets, kitchen sinks or dishwashers. Simple greywater systems require a permit, design and inspection by the City of Pasadena Planning and Community Development Department, because construction and installation of simple greywater systems require cutting of the existing plumbing piping.

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If you have any questions about installing a greywater system, please contact PWP at greywater@cityofpasadena.net.  
 

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