Backyard Skills: Greywater
Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (PDT)
San Juan Capistrano, CA
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Gardens love greywater! What’s greywater you say? It’s any water leftover from everyday, household chores like laundry, shower, kitchen and bathroom sinks. While it’s not water we’ll want to drink, our gardens most certainly do! This workshop will explore greywater concepts to use water better, and how to incorporate systems into your home and garden that use greywater. Understand types, applications and maintenance. Take home the tools and materials needed, and instructions to get you started. Don’t let good water go to waste another day.
Installing a greywater system will help conserve and reuse good water everyday, without having to think about it. Listen to this! The average four person household sends well over 38,000 gallons of reusable water down the drain each year from bathrooms and laundries (greywater-systems.com). With a greywater system, you can divert this gluttonous amount of water into the garden instead of down the drain - protecting our watershed, reducing water consumption, lowering your monthly bill, and relieving some stress on our water treatment plant. Learn how to be a part of the solution with a simple greywater system.
When & Where
The Ecology Center
The Ecology Center seeks to bring all members of the community together in a solutions-based educational setting to create a healthy and abundant future for all of Orange County. The Center highlights empowering and cutting-edge environmental perspectives that can be applied to our day-to-day lives, making it possible for us to coexist with a thriving environment.