About

Our Company

ReWater was founded in 1990 in Palo Alto before moving to San Diego in 1996 to help that city satisfy it’s one-of- a-kind federal water reuse mandate.

With a little start-up help from Silicon Valley giant Keith Petty, CPA, JD (Stanford, 1948), ReWater has tirelessly worked with the legislature, builders, architects, and contractors to provide legal greywater irrigation systems that meet the long- term needs of homeowners and building principals constructing new residences with permanent landscapes. We sometimes work with people doing major retrofits that also need new landscaping, but not often.

Our time-proven ReWater® systems range from simple to sophisticated, and back-up your irrigation program with potable water so you always get your irrigation demand met, even when you go on vacation. Our automated systems can be adapted to use harvested rain. All our systems now come with our 5th generation controller.

We have tried to put everything we know on our website so you and your professionals can learn about our systems at your leisure. If you have questions about how one of our systems can help a specific project, please contact us. Our nearly three decades of design, manufacturing, permitting, plumbing, landscaping, and consulting experience takes the experimentation out of the water reuse process that you or your client’s landscape will rely on throughout its long life.

We know what it takes to provide a completely viable, easy to use and maintain greywater irrigation system that will probably live as long as the landscape it irrigates. That is what we offer.

In the news

2016

Commercial-Scale Greywater Systems: Case Studies from Orenco Systems and ReWater

Transition United States Greywater Webinar Series

2015

Laundry to landscape: California’s drought solution?

Reuse residential greywater

The Coast News

Contest winner flies dream flights to grow his business

Encinitas passes graywater ordinance

2014

On-site Reuse of Graywater and Stormwater: An Assessment of Risks, Costs, and Benefits

2013

American Society of Plumbing Engineers Annual Trade Show and Seminar

2012

WERF Long-Term Study on Landscape Irrigation Using Household Graywater

Session Spotlight: Drink, Wash, Water – Policy, Action & Greywater Irrigation

Evaluation of Potential Best Management Practices – Graywater Use in California Single and MultiResidential Units

2011

Gray water gardening: Best practices

Water the Lawn With Your Saturday Night Bath

Sustainable Business Council of Los Angeles

Two-Year Permit Approval Nightmare Finally Ends For Santa Monica Resident

ePlan: A help or a hindrance?

Water Use Efficiency and Jobs

Brown signs water re-use bill

When Gray Equals Green

2010

Gray matters; Water reuse systems

Irrigation and Green Industry

Greywater: Legal Liability or Untapped Resource?

2009

Design and installation of graywater systems

San Diego People Start Using Gray Water as Rationing Looms

Is Graywater in Your Future?

Gray Water Flows Green

2008

Kill Your Plumbing

Legalizing Graywater

Toro Irrigation Set To Host 2008 Watersmart Symposium

Graywater systems recycle bath, laundry water

Share a bath, save a lawn

Legal Greywater Class by Steve Bilson of ReWater in Costa Mesa

2007

The Dirty Water Underground

UW-Madison LA Students Help Make Green Affordable

Greywater Guerillas

2006

Water Reuse Rushes Ahead

2004

From graywater, green landscapes grow

Irrigate With Household Graywater

2003

Desert Report

2002

Imperial Irrigation District Special Board Meeting

2000

Otay Water District Board of Directors Meeting

1999

City of Oceanside City Council Meeting

1998

City Eying Home Water-Recycling Technology

1994

Pollution Prevention Not Complete without Graywater

The color gray—Regulations abound for uses of gray water

Inventive entrepreneurs—A wealth of modern-day Edisons call the Palo Alto area home

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