Rain Water added to Second Generation Portfolio

Interested in capturing some of that rain that’s coming? Hire Second Generation Water to do your Rain Barrel Installation and delivery. We are ARCSA trained installers, and are happy to take on your project in LA, Orange County or Riverside.
Check out these beauties we installed last month!
The cost? $300 Installation after most rebates.
What you get:
4 Basic Blue, Red, or Black 55 Gallon Barrels delivered to your home.
We will retrofit these previously used containers with one down spout diverter with screens with connections to link the tanks.
Spigots for the garden hose
Blocks and a treated wood base for elevation to increase pressure, and an overflow connection and hose on first or last barrel
Half day installations available.
Upfront cost will be $600, with homeowners eligible in most communities in Southern California eligible for $300 in rebates!
*Custom paint can be done for your barrels at a cost.

For more information on rain water, visit http://www.2gwater.com/rain-water.html or drop us a line :

Grey Water Gator

In grey water news…we’re launching this  product today in our online store.

$1799, and for anyone on my facebook network it’s $1699 over the next week. Even friends of friends.

The Grey Water Gator Pro Is The Most Advanced & Effective Grey Water Unit On The Market Today. This heavy duty unit was developed and tested during Australia’s record drought. It’s a great plug and play solution for your grey water needs. You can be up and running within one day. It is suitable for multi zone, drip line irrigation, Garden Bed, and Under Turf (Yes you can water your grass with it!!)

Instead of dumping that 200 gallons a day of shower and laundry water straight back to the city, why not use it twice with the Gator Pro.  Check us out at http://www.2gwater.com for full details or shop at http://store.2gwater.com/products/gator-pro-grey-water-unit


Greywater Best Practices

Greywater is a great way to recycle mildly-contaminated water for general household use. It reduces the load on the local water supply and treatment centers and also conserves water. However, there are some points that every gray water user must know to get the most out of it, as mentioned below:

  1. Water contaminated with fecal matter must not be reused. That’s strictly for the sewers.
  2. Water from sinks is often thought to be safe for greywater use. However if you are rinsing dirty diapers in the sink, this obviously does not hold true anymore. Be mindful of what you do at the sink.
  3. If the grey water is to be used for irrigation purposes, make sure that its source is free from toxic chemicals. Common toxic household products include bleach, rat poison and so on.
  4. Do not use greywater to irrigate crops that produce edibles.
  5. It is generally best to not store grey water in any open containers as the present in it can spread.
  6. Keep your kids and pets away from gray water.

How GreyWater Recycling Helps the Water Supply System

GrayWater is waste water that is usually generated from household sinks and laundry. When directly recycled with the help of an on-site grey water recycling system, it can greatly help the environment and the general water infrastructure.

The first use of greywater comes in the form of household use. With the exception of kitchen sinks, it can be used for the purposes of flushing and washing cars and other household chores that involve water. This greatly reduces the need for water that comes from the city water supply, thereby reducing load on it. Because the greywater is being recycled at home rather than the local water treatment plant, it greatly reduces the burden on the treatment plant. What that means is that the plant has less water to purify and therefore will handle the water it has to treat more efficiently and effectively. That indirectly means that the local water treatment plant will supply cleaner water to homes, which will benefit those with gray water recycling systems as well.

All About GrayWater

Water is a commodity that most of us take for granted. What’s troubling though is that the consumption of water is much more than its rate of renewal. Using water carefully is a part of the solution to this problem. But what about partially-waste water, like water from sinks, laundry and general sewerage that does not contain fecal matter? This water cannot be filtered to be drinkable again, but it can be reused for a lot of other important purposes. This kind of water is called graywater.

Graywater usually goes to water-treatment plants where it is treated to be used again in sinks and laundry systems. What’s even better is that it can also be used for irrigation purposes. Graywater usually contains fewer levels of pathogens than home sewage from toilets, and thus is easier to treat. In fact, home owners can setup their own graywater treatment systems so that the burden on urban water systems can be lessened. The applications for this ‘recycled’ greywater are numerous, the most obvious ones being for flushing toilets and general irrigation.

There’s one catch to treating graywater at your own place – it has to be used within a short span of time or else it quickly putrefy due to its recycled nature. It is never advised to use this treated graywater for drinking purposes. If you intend to use the recycled graywater for irrigation purposes, it is generally advisable that the graywater should not be very chemical-heavy. What that means is that the detergents being drained with the graywater should generally be non-toxic.