Lower Stilwell Neighborhood consists of renovated military housing in Fort Ord consisting of mainly duplex units. The renovation includes plumbing retrfits to collect graywater from the showers, bathroom sinks, and washing machines of strategically selected units. The collected graywater is then gravity fed to a centralized above-ground storage tank (approximately 15,000 Gallon tank).
As a result, the graywater is used to irrigate the landscape improvements for the entire neighborhood equaling approximately 7.9 acres. A plant pallet was developed to accommodate the severecoastal climate of fog, wind, and low annual rainfall. Plants chosen consist of mainly California coastal native plants mixed with adapted drought tolerant plants in the front yards and streetscape.
Through continuous interaction between the client, Clark Realty; the County Health Department; and the local Water District, the permit was approved in 2011.
This project sets a precedent for water conservation on the Monterey Peninsula and the State of California. Completion 2012.