Aiden Mann is president of the Archie Williams High School Water Conservation Club and has founded a nonprofit to address a similar issue. The nonprofit just launched a GoFundMe campaign with a $20,000 goal to install water conservation systems in 20 low-income households as a pilot program for sustainability.
The laundry-to-landscape system takes used laundry water, or grey water, and directs it to trees, plants and shrubs — eliminating the need to use and pay for municipal water for irrigation. The group has also secured a professional water capture and reuse design and installation company to train and supervise community members as installers. The newly trained installers will come away with new skills they can put toward a future vocation.
“We’re all in this together and our campaign’s objective is to reduce water usage and contain utility costs for low-income households to achieve collective long-term water sustainability for everyone amidst the climate crisis,” Mann said. For more information or to donate, visit gofundme.com/f/water-conversion-for-low-income-households.