L. Santoyo Designs
santoyo at earthflow.com
Tue Jul 24 18:13:05 EDT 2007
There are, of course, lots of regulations in and around Malibu for
Greywater use. My friend, Cameron Church of EPD Consulting (Los
Angeles), is a great designer and would have the latest info and
-Legalize Sustainability !!!
Of course, Art Ludwig's website Oasis Designs is THE place to go for
practical low tech info on GreyWater. http://www.oasisdesign.net/
For a single-occupant trailer I wouldn't mess around or waste time
with a constructed wetland (your sand and gravel system)
-Hypothetically, I would just put a small surge tank (after your sink
trap ) and use a flexible inch and a quarter hose. Just move it
around under the mulch of your the garden trees and ground covers
(-remember to stay away from watering any Oaks in the summer time!).
If you come up to the Ranch sometime -you can see our tiny wetland
system with taro, ginger, celery and water chestnuts etc...
FYI -There is another notable system in your area -a permitted Black
Water system! designed by Bill Wilson -it's the only one I know of
and it grows a great orchard... It will be one of our featured field
trips at our upcoming Design Course...
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>I am doing a green remodel of an Airstream travel trailer I have
>been staying in in the hills of Malibu, CA. It is located in a
>Mediterranean Climate, Zone 10 I believe, dry summers and only
>slightly wetter winters.
>Part of the project will be running the water used in the trailer
>for the sink and shower out into a greywater system. I would like
>to run the water from the trailer to a bed of plants, but should I
>have the water get filtered first through some sand and gravel? Can
>plants be growing in the sand and gravel? What sort of plants would
>work well for filtering the water in my climate? Any other bits of
>advice to throw in?
>Thanks for all the help in advance. Have a great day.
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