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We will install two types of rainwater harvesting systems:
1) a “dry system” with the downspout flowing directly into a 55 gallon barrel located next to a building
2) a “wet system” that allows rainwater storage to be located away from a building—the rain will be piped from the gutter, under a path, and over to where it rises naturally into a large cistern.
We will also focus on beneficial “secondary use” of the overflow water from the barrel and cistern, directing it to infiltration in the garden rather than to the storm drain.
You will leave knowing how to calculate the amount of rainwater you can capture from your own roof, and have an idea of the types of storage that are available—so you’ll be all set to design your own system!
The workshop will take place at the Bragman residence in the Cascade neighborhood of Fairfax. Larry Bragman is our Marin Municipal Water District representative (address to be provided following registration).
Instructors: Christina Bertea and Natalie Kilmer, Greywater Action
This workshop is part of Sustainable Fairfax’s water conservation program, Take Action On Water: Go Blue!
2 for 1 SPECIAL- Register for one and bring a friend for free!