Brac’s Here!

Brac’s system captures greywater from showers, bathtubs, and laundry washing machines, and supplies the water under pressure to flush the home’s toilets [or irrigation]. Based upon statistics from Environment Canada, the company asserts that the use of their system will cut the average home’s water consumption and sewage effluent by approximately one third.

With theBrac Greywater System we will be able to recycle laundry, tub and bathroom sink water into subsurface irrigation for edible landscaping (this tank can also be used for rainwater!)It’s been noted that a carefully designed greywater system that is connected to sinks, tubs, showers, and the clothes washer can create approximately 35 gallons per capita per day or 12,775 gallons per capita per year. A family of four could potentially create an additional 50,000 gallons for use outdoors.

Greening Your Home – Greywater & Rainwater Workshop

Water promises to be to the 21st century what oil was to the 20th century: the precious commodity that determines the wealth of nations ~John Briscoe World Bank, Fortune Magazine May 2000 ~

Now that we are the subject of greywater, on April 5 at the Art Center College of Design, Jules Dervaes will be giving a 15 minute powerpoint presentation about “greywater & rainwater” techniques that are practiced and will be put into practice here on the urban homestead. This is the third of fourGREENING YOUR HOME workshops put on by the City of Pasadena.
Free to Pasadena residents

There will be free full color brochures available on theBrac Greywater System, which, currently, is the only commercial mass producer of residential greywater recycling systems in North America. In addition, we hope to have a theSink Positive Toilet Lid Sink on display,water wise book titles, and more.

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Canary Island to be powered solely by renewables {Yahoo}

El Hierro will be the first island in the world totally supplied by renewable energy,” the ministry said, without specifying when the scheme would actually be up and running.
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Oil that fries your burger can run your car {Yahoo}

In the search for sustainable and non-polluting alternatives to fossil fuels, a small band of ecologically minded people are turning to vegetable oil and recycled restaurant grease to run their cars, trucks and even home-heating systems.
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Officials find invasive mussels in SoCal water supply {Mercury News}

RIVERSIDE, Calif.- Authorities have found hundreds of tiny invasive mussels in a major Southern California waterway that they said could create havoc with the region’s water supply.
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  1. Kaitlin says:

    Hey ya’ll,

    How much did the Brac system cost you? (purchase and install)

  2. David says:

    Hope the last chick eggs are hatched? I saw this on Craigs, http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/zip/298566220.html , if you or friends need chickens, free range no less. Wish I had space but am relegated to community garden, but its a start.

  3. Steven says:

    Hey Ya’ll,
    I have been commenting on your site for about a month now but never introduced myself and since I have been having trouble joining the forum, I thought I would do that here. I am A junior at Auburn University studying Industrial Design. I am currently trying to get an internship on campus with the Sustainability Initiative group and I am also designing bike racks for the bike program here. This site as been a great source for ideas and has led me to want to become more sustainable during college and especially afterwards. I love what your family has done. Since you have offered your knowledge, I would like to offer my services. If you need anything designed don’t hesitate to ask. I love designing anything. I can even design t-shirts, posters, corporate identities, and I have even made videos for collegiate organizations.

  4. Anais says:

    Hi Kaitlin

    The costs range from $1500 – $1900 — more about the Brac systems are listed on our site at http://pathtofreedom.com/peddlerswagon/homestead/ecogoods/bracgreywater/index.shtml

    The installation can be DIY – it’s pretty simple if you know a bit about plumbing. The tank is clearly marked with stickers on what to hook up where.

  5. Michelle says:

    Anais: Here’s an article on the French effort to save their butterfly population, you might be interested in:

    Best, Michelle.