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Hands On Greywater and Rainwater Harvesting Workshop

This full day workshop will teach you how to create simple, affordable, effective water conservation strategies.  Did you know that 65-75% of our residential water use is in our landscapes.  By rerouting onsite water to our landscapes we can drastically reduce water consumption throughout San Diego!  

When most people think about rainwater harvesting, the first thing that comes to mind is a barrel.  With up to $700 in rebates, and thousands of gallons coming off a single roof in a year, it’s time to upsize our knowledge to better fit this potential.

Working together to install a greywater system is fun and satisfying for all ages

Working together to install a greywater system is fun and satisfying for all ages

Greywater use can be very simple and cost-effective when passive strategies are used.  But what are the permitting requirements and best practices around these strategies?  We will not only tell you, we will show you in this effective hands-on workshop!

In this workshop, participants will learn everything they need to start harvesting rainwater and grey-water. Participants will have access to a variety of different parts and tools used to install tanks.  Topics to be covered include:

  • Installation of a 420 gallons rainwater tank (scaleable to larger installations)
  • Designing and installing passive small scale rainwater harvesting earthworks (scaleable to larger installations).
  • Permitting requirements and variations for greywater systems throughout San Diego
  • No permit required Laundry-to-Landscape system
  • How to improve onsite water retention using soil, earthworks, basins, mulch, and plants to accentuate your active water harvesting strategies.
    Learn how to install a rainwater tank to ensure high quality water, no mosquitos, ease of use, and no maintenance

When: Saturday, August 6, 9:00am – 4:00pm

Cost: $50 full day.  We have a limited amount of 1/2 day spots for greywater only or rainwater only for $35 each.  Email brook@sdsustainable.org if you are interested.

Location: Point Loma (Exact address provided upon sign up)

Earlier Event: July 30
Greywater 101
Later Event: August 27
Planting the Water