Create Your Own Water-Wise Home & Landscape, Book talk, Friday, April 3, 2015 at 7:30pm at L.A. Eco-Village

With simple plumbing alterations and smart landscape changes, every home has the potential to create a sustainable water supply with an ecologically productive landscape. From reusing greywater, to collecting rainwater, to installing waterless composting toilets, our collective efforts can transform our home water systems.


This accessible guide–The Water-Wise Home: How to Conserve, Capture, and Reuse Water in Your Home and Landscape–by Laura Allen, founder of Greywater Action, explains how to use water smartly and efficiently, increasing supply, saving money, reducing wear on your septic system, and fulfilling your home and garden needs. She describes proven conservation techniques, explains how to create a water-wise landscape, and provides illustrated, step-by-step instructions for setting up a waterless composting toilet as well as systems to reuse greywater, harvest rainwater, and more.  The book also includes national trends, codes and regulations, costs, health and safety considerations, and system examples


From the Back Cover

Even as severe droughts become more common and the water crisis heats up worldwide, you can radically reduce water use in your own home. Laura Allen is your expert guide to building systems that conserve and reuse water while saving money and meeting the needs of your home and garden. These practical, low-tech solutions are an essential part of our new water future.

About L.A. Eco-Villager Laura Allen

Laura Allen 2015 for book promotionLaura Allen is cofounder of Greywater Action ( and has spent many years exploring low-tech, sustainable water solutions. She leads classes and workshops, including the first training program for professional greywater installers, and participates in writing state-level greywater and composting toilet codes. She lives in the Los Angeles Eco-Village and has facilitated the installation of many greywater systems in LAEV.



Date and Time:      
Friday, April 3, 2015 at 7:30pm

Los Angeles Eco-Village
117 Bimini Pl – Lobby
Los Angeles  90004


Book will be available for sale:  Story Press, 2015, $25



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