for a sustainable water future

Greywater Workshop Saturday, November 15, 2014 at L.A. Eco-Village and other upcoming greywater events at LAEV and elsewhere

Los Angeles: (Last workshop of the year is this weekend! Nov. 15th)

1) Greywater Design and Installation workshop. Learn how to design and install your own Laundry-to-landscape greywater system. We’ll walk you through the design process and give you hands-on practice by creating a “mock up” system using real parts. Watch a video of an L2L system on Ask This Old House.

Nov. 15th, Los Angeles, CA 90004 (This workshop will also include a tour of a L2L system.) For more info and for registration click here.

Time and place: 10am-12:30pm at the Los Angeles Eco-Village (117 Bimini Place, LA, 90004)
Cost: Sliding scale $15-$40
Bring: Photographs of your laundry room and landscape, and a site plan with dimensions of your house and yard.

2) City of Thousand Oaks- Come to a series of free workshops hosted by Cal American Water and City of Thousand Oaks (taught by Laura Allen of Greywater Action).

Intro to Greywater: Thursday, Nov. 20th at 7pm. More info here.
Laundry-to-landscape design and install workshop: Sat Dec. 6th 10am. More info here.

3) Greywater Installer’s 5 day course. January 26th-30th in Los Angeles. This 5 day class is designed for people wanting to install greywater systems professionally or for their friends and family.

You will learn about the theory behind simple and high-end systems including the indoor use of greywater. We’ll cover basic plumbing and landscaping skills needed for the four types of common simple greywater systems. You will learn how to conduct a site assessment, determine which system to install and how to maintain existing systems. Additionally you’ll learn about what plants do best with greywater and the do’s and don’t of residential greywater reuse. By the end of the course you will know about proper installation of code compliant washing machine, and simple systems under the CA state code.

There will be an optional exam and installation for people wishing to be certified and listed on our website. The “installer’s page” contains contact info for graduates who wish to be listed, as well as an internal list serve for installers to share info, experiences, and get support.

Location: Los Angeles, CA (LA EcoVillage 117 Bimini Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90004)
Cost: $650, limited work trade available (send requests to Learn more about the content and see the week’s schedule here.
For more information or to register go here.

Bay Area
Hands-on Rainwater Catchment Workshop

December 6, 2014 – 11:00am to 4:00pm
Come learn about simple, backyard rainwater harvesting systems. We’ll cover common types of rainharvesting systems, storage options, system components, how to size a system, and irrigation methods. We’ll install a rain water catchment system at a real house. This system will:

provide storage
reduce stormwater runoff and sewage overflows
recharge aquifers
increase your backyard harvest
lower your water bill

Cost: $30- $100 sliding scale, limited work trade spots available
Location: Oakland, CA (exact address provided after registration)
Register here

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