Casa Dominguez Apartments, Los Angeles, CA

  • A multi-unit apartment complex built by Abode Communities https://abodecommunities.org in 2010.
  • New construction with new landscaping, uniquely divided into a city-water side and a greywater side.
  • LEED Platinum rating

Casa Dominguez is a 70 unit subsidized apartment complex built near Compton in 2010. It uses laundry greywater to irrigate the north and western half of its perimeter landscape and courtyard area, and city water to irrigate the east and south half of the perimeter landscaping. The 2019 drone picture below shows the landscape on the greywater-irrigated side and in the courtyard thriving. On the other hand, the trees on the city-water side aren’t faring nearly as well.

This project presents an oasis in an otherwise visually blighted neighborhood. It shows what owners can achieve with a little forethought by the architect and ReWater. And the complete ReWater system price was under $50k.