New Mexico Xeriscaping Conference Feb 2014

I had the pleasure of being invited to provide a 45 minute presentation about advanced graywater irrigation methods.

The audience included water conservation officials, builders, architects, landscapers and a sizable contingent of Master Gardeners, even from my home state of Texas.

After a basic introduction about graywater, and how when used in an efficient and distributed manner, 3 people's graywater provided the same or more irrigation as a 20,000 gallon rainwater harvesting tank, there was gasps in the audience.

Graywater education has a long way to go, but I did enjoy the chuckles and amazement from the audience when they realized that shortly graywater management systems will not only you to review your graywater and potable water usage on the internet, but also send you emails letting you know you DONT need to take such long showers in winter - after all the landscape cant use that water so why make so much graywater in the first case.