About

Mission
To bring simple and affordable wastewater solutions to Colorado homeowners.

Vision
Utilizing wastewater for irrigation and toilet flushing will become the standard in a future of diminishing water supplies. Colorado Greywater offers ecological solutions for water re-use and efficiency that will begin to heal our cultures most fundamental challenges.

74__320x240_a-professional-photoThe owner, Avery Ellis, is a sustainability specialist and ecological designer. He focuses on designing sustainable ecosystems that serve humanity through natural processes. He has a Masters degree in Ecological Design through SFIA and a BS in Biology & Sustainability through Stockton College. He is also a Certified Permaculture Designer and Teacher and a Certified Greywater Installer.

His passion for Sustainable systems became a life direction after a semester abroad, where he undertook an in-depth study of sustainability at an International Eco-village in Auroville, India. In this intensive course, he explored permaculture design, renewable energy systems, grey water treatment, organic food production, and sustainable building methods. Upon completion of his Bachelor of Science degree, he continued to explore various aspects of sustainability while gaining experience in the field. He worked at an organic farm harvesting culinary herbs, he spent a year as a Solar Installation Specialist, and he was a supervisor for a recycling company, intent on net zero waste. In recent years, he has also completed several internships, including; a research internship at Natural Capitalism Solutions, promoting the business case for sustainability and Earthship Biotecture, building off-grid rammed earth homes, which incorporate recycled materials.

With all of these skills adding up to a cumulative understanding of sustainability, he decided to continue his education at the San Francisco Institute of Architecture, where he enrolled in a Masters of Ecological Design program. This course has been instrumental in his theoretical knowledge of sustainable and regenerative design. During his coursework, he designed and built a Greywater Constructed Wetland to reuse his laundry water for irrigating house plants.

From there, Colorado Greywater was born, combining both passion and studies in a practical way. He has continued to build several systems with different sources of waste water to irrigate a variety of plants and gardens. As the field of waste water reuse develops in Colorado, he invites each new system as a design challenge and as a sustainable solution for humanity.

Please contact us to see how we can help you to transform your home into a place where food, water, and life can grow together. Thank you for visiting!