Modere Catalog Volume 4 Issue 1 - Page 65

GRAY WATER CERTIFIED PRODUCTS GRAY WATER BIODEGRADABLE Or so they were, before the advent of gray water reuse projects. The first U.S. soil-biocompatible laundry detergent was developed in 1989 and the legalization of gray water in Santa Barbara shortly followed, igniting the trend to conserve water and reuse it in everything from public parks to personal gardens. And by May of 1991, five other Californian cities legalized the reuse of gray water, further popularizing the innovative idea of wastewater reuse 1 . What did these cities see in gray water? A vision of green lawns and parks without wasting much-needed fresh water. The possibility of cheaper water bills and less wastewater entering sewers 2 . And ultimately, an essential path to a better future for the environment. Companies have caught wind of this growing environmental trend as well, and have begun producing whole product lines that are gray water certified. At Modere, we are proud to be leading this movement with our new gray water and biodegradable household product line. We’ve specifically formulated Dish Wash, Laundry Detergent and Fabric Softener without the harsh agents and residues that similar products tend to include. The result? All three products have been verified as readily biodegradable and are also gray water safe. Each has been tested through third-par ty verification and shown to reach full mineralization (meaning they fully broke down) in only 3 weeks, providing customers the opportunity to help preserve perfectly useful water with every product use. So, where does the water’s journey ultimately lead? In the end, it’s up to us. It can go on to be lost amongst the presence of pollutants, botanical nutrients wasted away. Or, we can purposefully use this water as a resource for beneficial future possibilities. 1. 2. Oasis Design. Gray Water History. oasisdesign.net Sustainable Earth Technologies. Gray Water Treatment. sustainable.com.au www.modere.com 65