In response to the current historic drought Santa Barbara County is facing, the Santa Barbara County Water Agency produced the Greywater Handbook specifically for county residents. The handbook highlights the importance that greywater systems can play in conserving and using water more efficiently while supporting a framework for healthy landscapes, healthy soil, a more sustainable water supply, climate safety and community resiliency.
This 62-page handbook includes:
A quick action summary followed by more detailed discussion of greywater history.
Reasons why it is important to use greywater.
What components make a greywater system.
How to make the most of a greywater system including safety and design basics.
Common questions and answers specific to Santa Barbara County greywater systems.
An appendix with reference information on State and County greywater system exemption standards.
A Resources and References section with citations and supplementary greywater information critical to any interested Santa Barbara County resident.
Public Works Deputy Director Tom Fayram said, “The Water Agency has been pursuing additional opportunities for outreach and education on ways to conserve water. We hope county residents use information in the Greywater Handbook to not only conserve water, but to also make their landscapes healthier.”
The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, recognized and approved the Santa Barbara County Greywater Handbook on December 12, 2017. Residents can find the handbook on the County’s regional water efficiency program website www.WaterWiseSB.org, where it is available to download free of charge. The handbook is also available as a color-printed version upon request and at the various Water Agency Conservation Team public events.