A laundry machine can use between 10 and 45 gallons per wash load, depending on whether it’s a high-efficiency or top-loading washer. Changing your laundry outflow to a landscape gray-water system is a great way to reuse water at your home and reduce your water bills. Learn more about gray-water systems (and potential rebates on them) at santabarbaraca.gov/waterwise, or check out the Laundry to Landscape DVD at your local library. The site also holds information on the rebates available on new high-efficiency clothes washers.
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