Eataly Aqualoop Greywater System Up and Running
Eataly, a global mecca for Italian culinary cuisine, recently unveiled their latest location in Los Angeles, California. Centered in the lively neighborhood of Century City, Eataly Los Angeles boasts close proximity to the beach and access to an abundant selection of upscale shopping. But what makes Eataly Los Angeles truly stand out from the other sites around the world (Milan, Dubai, Chicago, etc.) is its Aqualoop greywater system, prominently displayed behind glass in front of the cannoli and gelato bar.
Receiving an NSF 350 (C) certification, this groundbreaking installation is the first greywater system permitted in the City of Los Angeles to use treated water for toilet flushing and spray irrigation. After final inspection on February 14th, the system commenced water treatment, cultivating a true taste of Italy by transporting treated water to an imported olive tree (pictured) on the grounds.
This greywater system treats approximately 400,000 gallons of water per year, meeting 33% of the restaurant’s toilet flushing water demand, a mere fraction of what can be accomplished with larger Aqualoop systems.
Ecovie and its Southern California representative, Weil Aquatronics, collaborated with Glumac Engineering and Studios Architecture to develop the plumbing design and aesthetic layout while All Area Plumbing executed the impeccable installation and start up in addition to liaising with city and county officials for timely permits and inspections. Local Ecovie residential Aqualoop dealer Water Recycling Systems supported the installation and commissioning.
As greywater systems can reduce off site water demand from municipal supplies by up to 40%, we look forward to Aqualoop’s inclusion in future projects to facilitate the water independence of properties across Southern California.