To ‘reuse’ your water, consider installing a greywater system in your home! A basic laundry-to-landscape (L2L) system lets you recycle water from your clothes washer to your garden. Instead of sending laundry water down the sewer, your greywater (H2O + soap) is used a second time to water plants in your yard. Win-win!
Installing a greywater system is easy: you can get the parts from a local irrigation or landscaping supply store. Add a 3-way valve to divert greywater from your washer to your re-use zone (when bleach is required for your laundry, flip the valve to send that waste water to your sewer). Then dig a small 4” trench to the mulch basins of plants you wish to irrigate with greywater, and connect them to your 3-way valve with PVC pipes (as shown in the photos above and below).