Thanks to Brook Sarson, Rainwater and Greywater Consultant, Installer and Educator, for presenting to our Global Gals on April 12. Brook has her electrical engineering and math degrees. After 4 years out of the workforce to raise kids, she decided to head back to work but in an area in which she has passion. She took off to Arizona for a one-month perma-culture class. Now she helps people understand the essence of water issues here in San Diego.
Only 20% of San Diego’s water comes from local sources. The other 80% comes from hundreds miles away known as the Colorado River. The San Diego Water District states that 140 gallons of water per person per day are used in San Diego. A 500 square foot lawn takes 13,000 gallons of water to keep it green. That’s alot of water!
Brook helps residential property owners/renters collect greywater and use it effectively in their yards. Greywater is collected from laundry machines and bathrooms sinks, moves through a valve and pipes, and runs out into the backyard. She’ll come to your home for a consultation to determine if and how water can be collected and used. Her fee is $75 and the consultation takes about 1 1/2 hours. To install a shower system costs approximately $700.
If you are interested in learning more about greywater and rainwater uses, read a couple of book:
Create an Oasis with Greywater by Art Ludwig
Rainwater Harvesting by Brad Lancaster
Please contact Brook Sarson from H2OME for a consultation. Her contact info: (619) 964-4838, brook@H2O-ME.com, www.H2O-ME.com
Thanks Brook, for the enlightening information!