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tel jetson
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first a confession: I've read Create an Oasis with Greywater, but not Builder's Greywater Guide. if the answer I'm looking for is in there, I apologize.

the small town I live in does not have any code that addresses greywater. I'm curious if anybody's got recommendations for good code that we could use as examples for our code, or if there are frequent shortcomings common to municipal or state greywater code that we should avoid.

our city government isn't generally excited to try anything really innovative, but being a small town, they're also more responsive to citizens. I figure odds are about even that I could talk them into adopting some greywater code.
 
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maybe I should also mention that I do have access to substantial engineering expertise.
 
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Well, so glad you asked! This happens to be *exactly* the sort of situation the Builder's Greywater Guide was written for.

Systematic change in regulation is a time consuming process.The Builder's Guide is designed to help save time on this. It is basically an infomercial targeted at regulators and policy makers, to help them understand greywater and be comfortable regulating it in a common sense way. (A number of people have weighed their time against the cost of the book and just bought one for their local building department...one guy bought about 50 and had us send them to a whole bunch of regulators and policy makers).

The same model greywater codethat is in the book is also posted in our greywater policy center, along with a bunch more info.

You could also suggest he call Larry Fay, head of environmental health in SB County, who used to work in Washington.

Yours,

Art

 
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