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Hands-On Greywater Installation Workshop

  • private home RSVP for address Oakland, CA United States (map)

Hands-On Greywater Installation Workshop
with Greywater Action Network
Sunday, January 10, 10:00AM-3:00PM
private home, RSVP for address in Oakland
$88, limit 20 people

In this class, you'll learn to install a simple home greywater system to help you save water during this historic drought.

The best way to reduce water use during the drought is to re-route used household water from your washing machine and shower to nurture the garden. This hands-on workshop will walk you through the design process for a "laundry to landscape" (L2L) greywater system, which is the most popular, simple, and easiest-to-install residential system. Bonus points that it  doesn't require a permit (as long as basic guidelines are followed).

Whether you install the system yourself, or you hire someone to assist you, this workshop will prepare you for the experience. You'll work with the group and instructors to build a real system plus access individual advice from experienced instructors about your own site.

Attendees will leave with increased confidence as well as a system design and materials list to construct their own L2L system.

You will be installing a laundry-to-landscape greywater system. Watch a video about it on
Ask This Old House.

Supplies Required: A packed lunch, camera, water, hat, sunscreen, gloves, work clothes, a shovel or trowel (if you have one - we need a couple more), and something to take notes.

Greywater Action Network is a collaborative of educators who teach residents and tradespeople about affordable and simple household water systems that dramatically reduce water use and foster sustainable cultures of water. Through hands-on workshops and presentations, they’ve led thousands of people through greywater system design and construction, and work with policymakers and water districts to develop codes and incentives for greywater, rainwater harvesting, and composting toilets. They believe that decentralized conservation measures can play a critical role in drought resilience, climate adaptation, and the return of healthy stream ecosystems.