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Laundry to Landscape: Hands-on Greywater Recycling Installation Workshop

October 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


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.

This is a two part class with a morning lecture and an afternoon devoted to a hands on installation of a laundry to landscape gray-water system at a local residence. The morning lecture covers code requirements, greywater compatible products and plants, greywater parts and materials identification, calculating irrigation field size and plant water requirements, mulch basin construction, creating a design for your system, and maintaining your greywater system.

Students should bring gloves and their favorite digging tool, a lunch, sunscreen, and a water bottle!

Course Schedule:

  • 8:45 – 9:00 am: Arrive and check-in
  • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Lecture in classroom
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch break and travel to installation site
  • 1:00 -4:00 pm: Greywater system installation (The location of the installation, as well as a detailed map, will be provided at the start of class)


Workshop Cost: $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 Extension Program


Cabrillo College Room 432
6500 Soquel Drive
Aptos, CA 95003 United States
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