About Us

Our company

Clean Water Components formed in 2010 as a response to the growing interest in greywater and rainwater reuse, and the challenges people face finding comprehensive information and the necessary components to install systems. Clean Water Components is committed to selling the parts needed to build high quality, well functioning systems. Our founding team had over a decade of experience with the design and installation of many types of greywater, rainwater,and composting toilet systems.

We are committed to supporting those who want to incorporate sustainable water systems in their homes, businesses, and communities. A portion of all our proceeds goes to donating materials for clean water projects in schools or community centers.

We offer discounted rates for non-profits and community based projects. Please contact us if you would like to apply to receive a discounted rate.

Clean Water Components was founded by Andrew Chahrour of Planting Justice, Laura Allen of Greywater Action, and John Russel of Water Sprout. This team had over a decade of experience with the design and installation of many types of greywater, rainwater, and composting toilet systems. In 2012 John and Laura both decided to focus on their own water re-use projects and remain as advisors and friends to the business. 

Andrew has been installing integrated greywater systems as part of larger sustainability and garden projects for 5 years with Planting Justice, an Oakland-based non-profit dedicated to food justice. Andrew has expertise is in urban permaculture; designing and installing systems to maximize productivity of urban spaces by using locally available inputs.

Clean Water Components is looking for new partners to become co-operative owners of our business.  For more information, please andrew [at] cleanwatercomponents [dot] com (write to Andrew)