Two years ago I posted about the Greywater Guerrillas, at the time a little-known group challenging California's water laws by doing illegal things like rechanneling "greywater" -- water that has been used for things like washing clothes and dishes -- for other uses, like watering the lawn.
Starting with small acts of civil disobedience, the group has developed a growing media profile that is leading the way to solutions for California's severe drought.
This weekend the group was featured in an NPR story about a washing machine part that allows spin cycle water to be channeled to the garden.
This is just the first step in the process of addressing the question: Why are we still using drinking water to wash our clothes and dump on our plants, lawns, and cars? Visit the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association website to see how we can harvest rainwater for these uses.
Image Credit: Rainwater Catchment Systems Association