Diverting 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.
There 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.
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.