Chula Vista Residential Graywater Stub-out in Building Code

Requiring new homes to reuse water (Residential Gray Water Stub-out Building Code), 2013

CHULA VISTA, CA

 Chula Vista Laundry to Landscape Display. Photo courtesy of Cory Downs.

Chula Vista Laundry to Landscape Display. Photo courtesy of Cory Downs.

 

HOW IT CAN BENEFIT YOU

California single-families use 53% of water on landscapes.  You can save money by reusing water (gray water) from your washing machine, shower, and sink for your garden or lawn.

WHY IT'S A LEADING PROGRAM

It reduces California's drought by requiring homes built after June 2013 to be pre-plumbed with a gray water system.

GOAL

To reduce water waste.

WHO CAN TAKE ACTION

Home developers, landscapers and architects, as well as homeowners.

OUTCOME

Since 2006, Chula Vista has reduced its water consumption by 33% and has saved over 176 million gallons of water.

CONTACT

Cory Downs, LEED-Green Associate, Conservation Specialist, City of Chula Vista, Conservation Section, 619-476-2442, CDowns@chulavistaca.gov

LAST UPDATED

September 19, 2015