Greywater

PVC 1" Reducing Female Adapter (1.5" FPT x 1" Slip)

PVC 1" Reducing Female Adapter
$2.45

This part is used in our Laundry to Landscape system to connect the 1" PVC pipe to the 1.5"   We recommend using teflon thread tape at the threaded joint.

This part can be used in each of the following water-saving systems: 

Barbed 1" Male Hose Thread Adaptor

Barbed Male Hose Thread Adapter
$2.25

The Barbed 1" Male Hose Thread Adaptor is optionally used during the installation and maintennace of the laundry to landscape greywater system. It can be put installed just before a 1" Femaile Host Thread adaptor to insert a 'service connection' to a laundry system.  From this connection, you can connect a garden hose to the outdoor portion of the system for calibration, testing, or clog clearing.

This part can be used in each of the following water-saving systems: 

3-Way Valve Actuator Switch Kit

3-Way Valve Actuator Switch Kit
3-Way Valve Actuator Switch Kit
$196.52

In some greywater plumbing systems the greywater  3-way valve may need to be installed in inaccessible location, or the user may not want to have to go outside/under the house to switch the 3-way valve. A 3-way valve actuator can be mounted on top of the 3-way valve and connected to a switch installed inside the building to control the valve. The 3-Way Valve Actuator Switch Kit includes all the items need to install a switched actuator on a 3-way valve. The kit includes:

This part can be used in each of the following water-saving systems: 

Copper Wire 3-conductor 18 AWG

Copper Wire 3-conductor 18 awg
$0.70

The Copper Wire 3-conductor 18 AWG is used to connect the 24 volt transformer to the Goldline 3-way Valve Actuator GVA-24. Keep wire lengths less than 200ft. long otherwise you will need smaller gauge wire.

  • UL listed for direct burial
  • Annealed solid copper 18 AWG DC resistance in ohms per 1000ft. - 6.39.
  • Rated for 300 Volts
This part can be used in each of the following water-saving systems: 

ABS 2" Double Ell Tapped (aka Twin 90)

ABS 2" tapped double ell
$15.00

The ABS 2"Double Ell Tapped is used to divide the flow of greywater into two equal sections in a branched drain system. The double ell should be placed on a brick or stone and leveled so its perfectly flat. To get an equal split, you need a straight run of at least 2 feet entering the fitting, if you don't have this distance the water may not be equally divided. Typically a 2" double ell is only used in the first split, 1.5" double ells are used after that since there is less water.

This part can be used in each of the following water-saving systems: 

ABS 1.5" Double Ell Tapped (aka twin 90)

ABS 1.5" Double Ell Tapped (aka twin 90)
$12.00

The ABS 1.5" Double Ell Tapped is used to divide the flow of greywater into two equal sections in a branched drain system. The double ell should be placed on a brick or stone and leveled so its perfectly flat. To get an equal split, you need a straight run of at least 2 feet entering the fitting, if you don't have this distance the water may not be equally divided. The cap can be removed for cleaning out the system in case of clogging. This fitting should be located in an accessible spot, like inside of a valve box.

This part can be used in each of the following water-saving systems: 

3-Way Valve Actuator Goldline GVA-24

Goldline 3-way Valve Actuator GVA-24
$143.00

The 3-Way Actuator is used to automate the switching of a 3-way valve on the greywater plumbing system. The 3-way Diverter Valve used for greywater systems is manually controlled by turning the handle on top of the valve. In some situations the 3-way valve may need to be installed in inaccessible location, or the user does not want to have to go outside/under the house to switch the valve.

This part can be used in each of the following water-saving systems: 

Laundry to Landscape DVD

Laundry to Landscape DVD
$19.95

Laundry to Landscape: A simple, efficient, economical, easy-to-use greywater system. by Art Ludwig.

This is a helpful resource for people building a laundry to landscape greywater system.

Note: There are a few minor design differences between the DVD and Clean Water Components recommendations.

Create an Oasis with Greywater

Create an Oasis with Greywater
$20.95

Create an Oasis with Greywater by Art Ludwig, provides detailed information on low-tech greywater systems.

We recommend this book for all do-it-yourself installers, as well as for professionals.

Create an Oasis describes how to quickly and easily choose, build, and use a simple greywater system. Some can be completed in an afternoon for under $30.

Underground Emitter Box

Underground Emitter Box
$8.45

The underground emitter box, or "mulch shield"  is used to create a subsurface irrigation area, where the greywater can flow out into the mulch. The air gap between the outlet and the mulch prevents roots from growing back into the pipe and clogging the system.

You'll need to drill your own hole for the greywater tube to enter the valve box. You will most often want this to be just about 2 inches below the lid.

The valve box, or "mulch shield" should be sitting on top of a thick (4-6") layer of mulch.

DIY

This part can be used in each of the following water-saving systems: