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When you drain your bathtub or finish washing your clothes, the water goes down the drain and out to the ocean. It might as well water your garden. Instead, you irrigate with water you could use for drinking or cooking. Continuing drought makes that a wasteful alternative. Calls for conservation are creating a market for greywater systems.

Also, electronic locks make keys for car doors unnecessary -- not just for drivers, but also for thieves.

Photo: Greywater garden with supplemental rain water capture system with cistern (Jeremy Levine)

Producers:
Christine Detz
Gideon Brower

Fighting the Drought with Greywater 13 MIN, 31 SEC

In Los Angeles, each resident typically uses about 70 gallons of water a day, and a lot of it goes to waste — down the drain after you've washed your clothes or taken a bath. Greywater systems can recover about 40 gallons — a big saving in these increasingly dry times. Two Los Angeles city councilmen want to make it easier to install greywater systems: Mike Bonin and Paul Krekorian, who joins us.

Guests:
Paul Krekorian, Los Angeles City Council (@PaulKrekorian)
Leigh Jerrard, Greywater Corps

More:
Greywater Action

Keeping Your Car Safe from Electronic Thieves 6 MIN, 9 SEC

Nick Bilton is the technology columnist for the New York Times, and he lives in LA's Los Feliz District. Recently, his neighbors suffered a series of car break-ins — with no broken glass on the pavement and no scratches on car doors due to locks that had to be jimmied. When it happened to him, he set out to solve the mystery.

Guests:
Nick Bilton, Vanity Fair (@nickbilton)

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