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The Water Coalition of Santa Cruz County sponsors a variety of workshops for Santa Cruz County residents. These workshops cover water-saving techniques and conservation principles to help preserve and protect our most valuable resource. For more information and to register for workshops, search on the calendar links below.
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Laundry to Landscape Greywater Installation Workshop
August 2, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
This class will prepare you to install a simple, cost-effective laundry-to-landscape greywater irrigation system at your own home.
During the class you will:
- Gain hands-on experience with parts and equipment needed to build your system
- Learn about code-compliant system design
- Get help figuring out how much greywater your household generates
- Learn which plants in your existing landscape are suited to greywater irrigation
- Install a laundry-to-landscape system at your home! (Or another home in your community)
Classroom Instruction 9:00 am – noon
- Code Requirements
- Greywater compatible products and plants
- Parts identification hands-on activity
- Calculating irrigation field size and plant water requirements
- Mulch basin construction
- Creating a design for your system
- Maintaining your greywater system
Lunch12:00 – 1:00 pm
Travel to the workshop installation site to eat lunch. Don’t forget to bring a lunch, sunscreen, and a water bottle!
Hands-on Installation Practice 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Learn from the pros and gain hands-on experience installing a laundry to landscape system at a workshop participant’s home.