Catching H2O has installed the first rainwater system for non-potable indoor use in Southern California at the new Trailhead building in Avalon on Catalina Island. The system uses rainwater with desalinated seawater as backup for a variety of building uses
As some of you may know, light wells are a Del Mar phenomenon because they allow basement level living areas with natural lighting and ventilation where real estate is premium and buildings must be designed to limit visual impact for
If you’ve been waiting to redevelop your landscape, and save thousands of gallons of water by removing your lawn, until rebates were reinstated, now is your chance! Socalwatersmart.com just reopened their rebates for turf removal. The latest caveat is that
Greywater has been a touchy subject in San Diego for decades, but people are being encouraged more and more to come out of the “water closet” with their greywater use. In fact in some parts of San Diego, homeowners are
One of our ongoing challenges and goals as designer/installers is to find ways to blend rainwater catchment into the landscape so that it is barely seen. Of course, the easiest way to do this is with underground storage either in
Recently we had the opportunity to design a system for growing row crops with greywater for a very inspiring organization, TERI Inc, a non-profit corporation with a mission to improve the quality of life for adults and children with developmental and learning disabilities.
Many of our clients express concern that their Homeowner Association will not approve rainwater tanks. Of course we believe that this is short-sighted because aesthetics can be developed for any new technology and water conservation is of paramount importance as