Oakland, my hometown, makes the New York Times yet again, this time with our interesting experimental plumbers: The Dirty Water Underground. Read about
...the Greywater Guerrillas, a team focused on promoting and installing clandestine plumbing systems that recycle gray water — the effluent of sinks, showers and washing machines — to flush toilets or irrigate gardens.
They're based in Oakland! They've been rigging up homemade greywater recycling gizmos all over! One of 'em is transgendered! Yay, Oakland!
Go ahead, the rest of you, laugh. But my homeys are researching where my government (and yours) won't - trying to figure out how to survive on less water. This problem is vital. Water is going to keep getting scarcer.
I don't have a greywater system yet. I don't even have that clothesline I've been threatening to put up. But I'm proud of my sister/fellow Oaklanders anyway.