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Create Your Own Water-Wise Home and Landscape (Arcata)

24th August 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn how to conserve and reuse water in your own home and landscape at this free event.



From reusing greywater, to collecting rainwater, to installing waterless composting toilets, simple alterations can transform our home water systems. A recent study found that households saved an average of 15,000 gallons a year after installing greywater system. This presentation will teach you how you can transform your own home so it conserves and reuses our precious water resources, while growing a bountiful garden. It will also include national trends, codes and regulations, costs, health and safety considerations, and system examples.

Presenter Laura Allen, a Humboldt County native,  is the co-founder of Greywater Action and has spent the past 15 years exploring low-tech, sustainable water solutions. She leads classes and workshops, including the first greywater training program for professional installers, and participates in writing state-level greywater and composting toilet codes. Laura is the author of The Water-Wise Home: How to Conserve, Capture, and Reuse Water in your Home and Landscape (Storey Press, 2015). Books will be available for sale and signing.

Event: August 24th, 7:00 p.m., at the D Street Neighborhood Center  (1301 D St., Arcata)

The event is sponsored by Friends of the Arcata Marsh, the City of Arcata, Northcoast Environmental Center, and Humboldt Baykeeper.


24th August 2015
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm