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.

AUSTRALIA

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Green Plumbers in Australia
Check out GreenFinder for references for green plumbers familiar with greywater-harvesting systems.
www.greenfinder.com.au/Water/Green-Plumbing

Ask the plumbers, and the trainers of the plumbers, whether they have experience with gravity-fed greywater stubouts and greywater systems such as Art Ludwig’s “branched drain greywater systems” or the “multi-pipe” laundry drains I feature in my books. I find these gravity-fed systems to be the most efficient, trouble-free, and economical systems. Nonetheless, the more complex, trouble-prone, and less-efficient tank and pump systems are what are pushed by many codes and industry wanting to sell more product — that’s why I recommend you ask.

UNITED STATES (nationwide)

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Green Plumbers USA
Check out Green Plumbers USA for references for green plumbers familiar with greywater-harvesting systems.

www.greenplumbersusa.com

Ask the plumbers, and the trainers of the plumbers, if they have experience with gravity-fed greywater stubouts and greywater systems such as Art Ludwig’s “branched drain greywater systems” or the “multi-pipe” laundry drains I feature in my books. I find these gravity-fed systems to be the most efficient, trouble-free, and economical systems. Nonetheless, the more complex, trouble-prone, and less efficient tank and pump systems are what are pushed by many codes and industry wanting to sell more product – that’s why I recommend you ask.

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


Santa Cruz county


Paul “Chip” Fieberg

hearightnow@gmail.com


Tucson

Ethos Rainwater Harvesting
This company, owned and operated by two native Tucsonans, provides all-inclusive rainwater and greywater systems, from design all the way to implementation, and from landscapes to cisterns. When a licensed plumber is required for the job, Ethos works most often with Clay Brown Plumbing (see listing below).
www.ethosrainwater.com

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

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, earthworks, 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

Phoenix

Chip Satterlund
of Chipit Handyman Services

chipsatt@cox.net


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

Water Recycle

Water Recycle implements rainwater harvesting and gravity-fed greywater systems to create regenerative landscapes. Greg Bullock founded the organization and has installed more than a dozen projects to date in California (spring 2011), and has recently been recognized as the first official affiliate of Greywater Action for Southern California based on his experience, commitment to education and volunteerism.
www.waterrecycle.net

Los Angeles & Orange County
Hey!TanksLA
Scott Mathers and crew’s practices and methods are derived from Brad’s and Art Ludwig’s books, as well as their own experiences installing water harvesting systems. They strive to introduce, incorporate, and promote integrated design into all their installations as appropriate. Hey!Tanks LA is committed to helping Southern California residents and businesses reduce their water usage to more sustainable levels. They strive to use resources that are already abundant and available onsite, and put them to beneficial use indoors or outdoors. Their aim is to design and build water harvesting systems that integrate your landscape, your dwelling, your lifestyle, and our planet. Services offered: Rainwater collection and storage, Greywater, Landscape Design: Water Harvesting Earthworks, and AC Condensate / Cooling Tower Blowdown.
www.heytanksla.com

Greywater Corps
www.greywatercorps.com

True Roots Permaculture
Permaculture/regenerative design & installs, greywater design & installs, cistern design & installs, earthworks design & installs, garden maintenance, fire mimicry for sudden oak death & other fire dependent species, consultation & more. Service area includes Bay Area & Western Sonoma County & beyond.
www.truerootspermaculture.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

Sonoma County

AP Rainwater Harvesting and Greywater Harvesting Solutions
www.greenhousecollective.com/ap-rainwater-and-graywater-gardens.html

 

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

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