Get trained or hire a trained landscaper! Landscape water-use represents one of the largest components of urban water demand. Through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency WaterSense approved Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) Program, local landscape professionals are making a positive impact towards reducing landscape water demand by becoming more water efficient in landscape design, maintenance, and operation. QWEL provides an educational foundation based on principals of proper plant selection for the local climate, irrigation system design and maintenance, and irrigation system programming and operation. Both WaterSense and QWEL share the common goal of conserving water resources and promoting the importance of water efficiency. Registration for the QWEL Program is FREE. For more information or visit the QWEL website.
According to Health and Safety Code Section 17922.12, graywater is “untreated wastewater that has not been contaminated by any toilet discharge, has not been affected by infectious contaminated or unhealthy bodily wastes, and does not present a threat from contamination by unhealthful processing, manufacturing, or operation wastes. ”Graywater” includes but is not limited to wastewater from bathtubs, showers, bathroom washbasins, clothes washing machines, and laundry tubs, but does not include wastewater from kitchen sinks or dishwashers.”