Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond by Brad Lancaster

Greywater Plumbers & Landscapers

See below for both installers of in-house greywater plumbing and landscapers familiar with greywater harvesting who can design and implement the associated planting, earthworks, and outdoor plumbing. Providers who are known to provide all these services are listed in magenta. If services are not specified, contact the provider for details of what they offer.

Note: the better you understand what you need – the better. That way you can convey this to those you hire, and better ensure they do things right. That’s why I highly recommend you read the greywater-harvesting chapter of “Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 2, 2nd Edition” by Brad Lancaster and “Create an Oasis with Greywater” by Art Ludwig before you begin.

Note that I find gravity-fed, tankless  greywater-harvesting systems, such as the “branched drain” system are the lowest maintenance, least expensive, and most efficient greywater systems. These are the systems advocated and described in the books above. Make sure the designers or installers you hire are familiar with these systems along with greywater stubouts.

Tanks and pumps significantly increase cost and maintenance.

For just the harvest of laundry washing machine greywater, make sure you and your installers are familiar with BOTH the gravity-fed “multi-pipe” drain system fully described in the greywater chapter of Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 2, 2nd Edition, and the laundry to landscape (L2L) system fully described in Art Ludwig’s “Create an Oasis With Greywater”, which uses the washing machine’s pump and gravity. Depending on you site, one or the other may be your best option.

UNITED STATES (nationwide)

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Greywater Action has a more extensive list of trained greywater-harvesting designers/installers across the country at:
https://greywateraction.org/business-directory/

I list those I’ve worked with below:

Arizona

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Cottonwood, Cornville, and Sedona
Tom Crawford
of Arrow Plumbing

Tom can do your collection plumbing within or under the house, then a greywater-friendly landscaper can connect Tom’s work to mulched basins within the landscape.
928 634-4003


Flagstaff

Mountain High Plumbing

Mountain High Plumbing can do your the collection plumbing within or under the house, then a greywater-friendly landscaper can connect the plumbing work to mulched basins within the landscape.
928 774-3593


Prescott

Macrae Nicoll
of High Desert Rainwater Harvesting
www.HighDesertRain.com

 

Phoenix
Kaylee Colter
www.eightyeightacres.com

 


Tucson
Clay Brown
Indoor and outdoor plumbing work.
520 331-5656


Guy Cloutier

Guy is an all-around handyman, but very busy so book him early.
520 991-4930


Desert Sky Home Repair, LLC

520 622-0607


Tom Perisin/Midtown Plumbing 
520-850-4975
tomperisin@yahoo.com


Drylands Design/Jeff Rhody 
www.drylanddesign.com


Native Roots Landscaping/Omar Ore-Giron
nativeroots.az@gmail.com
520-425-9795

Mark Ragel/Water Harvesting International
A full-service, licensed, bonded, and insured water-harvesting contractor and consulting company, WHI offers a range of services from consultation to installation of turnkey greywater systems or components, including design of low-maintenance systems, new and retrofit installations, and maintenance on existing systems. They also provide cistern design/engineering/installation, irrigation, swimming-pool conversion, and pumping & filtration services – see those sections of this website, visit their website, or contact them for details. WHI works directly with homeowners, general contractors and architects.
www.waterharvestingint.com
markaragel@gmail.com


Nichols On-Site Engineering

Soil assessment for Kitchen Resource Drains
(520) 743-1565

 

 

California

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WhollyH2O
This site is a comprehensive information center for efficiency, rainwater, graywater, stormwater and black water management, capture and reuse.  You can find Products and Services from around the state and country, links to Rebates and Incentives, a Calendar of statewide water events, Tips, Best Practices, Demonstration Projects, Films, Blogs, an Art Gallery, and much more.
www.whollyh2o.org


Central Sierra/Groveland, CA
Watershed Progressive
www.WatershedProgressive.com

 

Los Angeles area
Greywater Corps

www.greywatercorps.com

 
 

Oakland
Christina Bertea Plumbing
A member of Greywater Action, Christina’s services include interior greywater plumbing and the distribution in the garden, specifically, Laundry to Landscape and Branched Drain systems.
singingwater@jps.net


Greywater Action,
formerly known as Greywater Guerrillas
greywateraction.org


San Diego

H2OME
www.h2o-me.com


Monty’s Plumbing

www.montysplumbing.com


Santa Barbara

Wilson Environmental Landscape Design

www.WELDesign.net

 

 

Colorado

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Denver
Colorado Greywater
www.ColoradoGreywater.com

 

New Mexico

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Santa Fe
San Isidro Permaculture
A sustainable landscaping consultancy firm with a strong focus on water systems such as rainwater catchment and greywater reuse.
www.sipermaculture.com
jeremiah@sipermaculture.com


Ecoscapes Landscaping

www.ecoscapesnm.com


The RainCatcher
theraincatcherinc.com

North Carolina

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Asheville
A to Z Plumbing Contractors, Inc.

www.eatsleepplumb.com

 

Utah

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Moab
TerraSophia LLC
www.terrasophia.com

 

 

For more on the recommended greywater-harvesting practices and installation and design how-to info see the greywater chapter of  Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 2

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