Graywater Graphic 1Diverting household graywater to your yard or garden isn't just legal now, it's also beneficial at both ends of the residential water system.

The graywater workshop this weekend begins on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 9-3 at the city's new utility building, 35 Stony Point Road. The second session, the following day, moves to your home, with support from city staff. Susie Murray, a Water Resources Specialist for Santa Rosa, explains the program.

better vavleAn example of an installed T-valve, allowing the use to direct the water from the washing machine either toward the sewer outflow or to the outside landscapingThere will be another two-day weekend workshop, at the same location, September 29-30. A third weekend, Oct. 13-14 will present the same information in Spanish.
The sessions are free, for Santa Rosa residents and those living outside the city, but advance regiustration is requested by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 543-3985.

While there are certain specific regulations that must be followed for a legal graywater system, Murray notes that installing one does not require a permit.

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