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Please join me in welcoming Laura Allen, author of Greywater, Green Landscape



Read the book review here!

Laura will be hanging out in the forums until Friday, July 28th, answering questions and sharing her experiences with you all.

At the end of the week, we'll make a draw for 3 lucky winners to win a copy of her book! From now until Friday, all new posts in the greywater forum are eligible to win.

To win, you must use a name that follows our naming policy and you must have your email set up to receive  the Daily-ish email.

The winners will be notified by email and must respond within 48 hours. Only the winners who respond within that timeframe will receive their book. Watch for a PM, and a notice in this thread announcing the winners!

Please do not put Laura's name in the title of your thread. We like these threads to be accessible to everyone, and some people may not post their experiences if the thread is directed to the authors alone.

Posts in this thread won't count as an entry to win the book, but please say "Hi!" to Laura and make her feel welcome!
 
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Hello Laura!
I'm building a greywater system with an inline vermifilter.
I think I might be able to downsize the 1 1/2" pipe to garden hose size after this filter.
Is this a good idea,or should I keep the system size consistent throughout?
 
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Hello and welcome to the forums!
 
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Hi Laura, welcome and good luck with your new book
 
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Hi Laura,

Welcome! Thanks for being here, and thanks for furthering grey water discussion and use.  The topic needs so much more attention.
 
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Just installed the valves for a system over the weekend, working towards the landscape.  Excited to learn more!
 
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great subject    we have bought a house with 2 graywater systems both just leading to dry wells  interested in how to improve  
one handles the washer the other the sump pump and fiber wash and dye room

Sue
 
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Welcome Laura,
I've been quiet here for ages as we are looking to move house soon and hoping to try and install a small grey water system in a cabin in the garden, it would mostly be for hand washing and the like. I'll be looking to here for guidance on the best tiny scale system soon I hope!
 
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Hello Laura!

And welcome! I will keep an eye out for your new book. Water conservation is a topic central to the lives of all people, and demands more discussion ( and action!).
 
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Hello..welcome!
 
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Hi Laura, I plan to start building my house in the next six months, so very good timing that I found your book! I look forward to reading it! Thank you for sharing your knowledge!
Debbie
 
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Great stuff! Welcome to the forums Laura. This here is the reason I went from perusing to actually signing up finally for the forums. Im building a house soon and would love to know more about greywater and its possibilities.
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This book will be useful to all the people in Detroit going through the water crisis!
 
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I'm super stoked about this book.  I'm hoping it will give me advice on connecting grey water sources to my existing drip system without having to disconnect the drip system from the municipal water supply. 

I'm hoping to get a gray water system from my bath tub to under some avocado trees, too - those suckers use like 25 gallons/day each, so there's no way I'll plant them until a free source of water is in place.

Thanks for visiting these forums!
 
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Hi Laura!  I'm looking forward to reading your book - fascinating stuff!
 
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Hey Laura.  Did you happen to touch on Tom Watsons work in your book?  Twenty some years ago I worked with him on a project in N.M.  We consulted on a project in Alamos, Sonora Mexico.  About 8 years ago I installed a Watson wick on my farm.  Overplanted it with black walnut seeds and Nanking cherries.  The trees now supply shade, nuts and fruit for my pigs.
 
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Hi Laura, Best wishes for your new book.
 
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Hello Laura, thanks for offering your time here! I've seen some graywater systems that seem to rely on a dryer climate to give organisms time to break up accumulated wastes. Does your book offer tweaks for a wetter area like the PNW where there's much heavier rainfall?
 
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Hallo Laura and welcome! Grüß und willkommen!
 
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Hey laura, your book seems very appealing, you must have dedicated a lot of hard work to it.
Looking foward to the contest, wish luck to all of you.
 
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Kia Ora! Looking forward to learning more about Greywater systems and landscapes that incorporate them into the design....
 
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Congratulations to the 3 winners of Greywater, Green Landscapes by Laura Allen!

Aaron Clift
Lynne Webb
Franceien Potgieter


Watch for a message from me. You will have 48 hours to reply with your mailing address so I can get your book sent out to you.

 
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