This directed research project explores the benefits of implementing a policy change to allow greywater recycling in New Orleans. Throughout history, New Orleans has had a tenuous relationship with water. Current practices of pumping water both into and out of the city place enormous amounts of strain on the aging water infrastructure system that New Orleans utilizes to keep the city dry and provide potable water to its citizens. The use of greywater recycling systems could dramatically reduce the stress on the cityÕs infrastructure; however this practice is presently prohibited by the cityÕs current plumbing code. This paper presents a case for the adoption of new legislation and changes to the cityÕs policy to allow for greywater recycling.