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Greywater and Rainwater Strategies

  • The Ecology Center San Juan Capistrano (map)

Use good water better! Learn how to design, install, and maintain a greywater and/or rainwater harvesting system that’s right for your home.

With California facing one of the most severe droughts on record, right now is the best time to consider a greywater and/or rainwater system for your home. What's greywater? It’s any water leftover from everyday, household chores like laundry, shower, kitchen and bathroom sinks. While it’s not water we’ll want to drink, our gardens most certainly do.

In this workshop, we welcome Brook Sarson, San Diego's expert on rainwater and greywater, consultant, and owner of H2Ome, to share her knowledge on applicable greywater and rainwater concepts.  Explore the garden to see several examples of greywater recycling and rainwater harvesting in action! See a rain barrel building demonstration. Understand system types, applications, tools and materials, and maintenance.