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Greywater Recycling Systems: A Hands-on Installation Workshop

July 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


With our warmest months approaching it’s a great time to plan for ways to water your landscaping or garden as efficiently as possible. This class gives participants information about how to use, re-purpose and redirect your laundry wastewater for landscape and garden irrigation, and get hands-on experience installing a system in a residential setting.

The first half of the day covers code requirements, greywater compatible products and plants, greywater parts and materials identification, how to calculate irrigation field size and plant water requirements, how to construct a mulch basin, how to create a design for your system, and ultimately how to maintain your greywater system.

After a one hour lunch break we will travel to the workshop installation site, a local resident/volunteer’s home complete an installation. Directions to site are given in class.

Don’t forget to bring a lunch, sunscreen & a water bottle!

Please note: The workshop starts at 9 am, but please arrive by 8:45 am to check in!

Hands-on installation demonstration will be from 1-4 pm

Workshop Cost: Register by June 5: $78, Register after June 5: $85 Register here.


This course will be taught by Jim Heaney. He has been employed at the County of Santa Cruz Planning Department for the past 14 years as a Building Plans Examiner and a Building Inspector. In addition, Jim is part time faculty at Cabrillo College, where he has been teaching the Commercial and Residential Building Codes, the Uniform Plumbing and Mechanical Codes over the last 12 years. He is also a volunteer consultant for the Central Coast Greywater Alliance.


Cabrillo College Room 711
6500 Soquel Drive
Aptos, CA 95003 United States
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