Suggestions and Resources to Make the Most of California's Latest Greywater Standards Revision
Is any of this included in new codes, or is it still in the suggestion phase?
A clothes washer system and/or a single fixture system in compliance with all of the following is exempt from the construction permit specified in Section 126.96.36.199 and may be installed or altered without a construction permit:
9. Water used to wash diapers or similarly soiled or infectious garments shall not be used and shall be diverted to the building sewer.
12. An operation and maintenance manual shall be provided. Directions shall indicate the manual is to remain with the building throughout the life of the system and indicate that upon change of ownership or occupancy, the new owner or tenant shall be notified the structure contains a graywater system.
Normally we would run the washer into the sewer.
There aren't too many gray water systems in operation.
The only people dissuaded by the tight control of the front door are building professionals—plumbers, builders, landscapers. It is hard for a homeowner to get help from a licensed professional to make an illegal system. So, they go out the back, and do it themselves.