As San Diego is in the midst of an extreme water crisis, one of the main objectives of this project is water autonomy. We achieved this by:
100% of rainwater that falls on the roof and the site is collected in:
(5) 10,000 gallon rainwater storage tanks
(4) 10,000 gallon greywater and stormwater storage tanks
Rainwater is used to supply all indoor potable and nonpotable water.
Greywater is used for irrigation and fire suppression.
This is the 1st permit in San Diego County for 100% of potable water to be supplied by filtered rainwater
This is the 1st permit in San Diego County for blackwater to be filtered and used onsite. It is directed through two filtration tanks and irrigates the food forest.
Low-flow plumbing fixtures and dual-flush toilets for indoor water savings.
Drought tolerant and native plant species for minimizing irrigation requirements.
Rainwater – Water collected from the roof, either from rain or condensation Graywater – Water collected from baths, sinks, washing machines, and other kitchen appliances Stormwater – Water collected from the site, either from rain or condensation Blackwater – Water from toilets or kitchen sinks Potable – Drinkable