Water Efficiency on Large Landscapes
… An incentive project aimed to encourage water conservation and efficiency on larger landscapes in the American River Basin.
The roof a 1,000 square foot house can collect around 600 gallons from just one inch of rain! Installing rain barrels to capture this precious flow is a smart way to save money and conserve water. If you qualify for the WELL program you can receive up to $500 toward building your own rainwater catchment system, including reimbursement for the cost of registration! Click Here to take a survey to check eligibility for the WELL project.
Rain water harvesting workshops available!
When: Saturday, February 21st 2015 10am-3pm
Where: Soil Born Farms, American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Drive Rancho Cordova
To register for the workshop click here!
Learn how to install a simple, inexpensive rain barrel catchment system for your home. Each student will receive a free 55 gallon rain barrel to put to work right away! This is a hands-on workshop, but you can observe anything you're not comfortable doing.
When: February 28th, 2015 10am - 2pm
Where: Oldham Lane Sacramento, CA 95841
Cost: FREE, $20 donation recommended.
Learn how to install a simple, inexpensive rain barrel catchment system for your home. This is a hands-on workshop, you can help install a system, so you can do-it-yourself on your property! Donations of $20 or more to Grow Water are welcomed, but not mandatory.
Greywater is water from sinks, showers, and washing machines. Instead of sending it down the sewer it can be safely and simply redirected into the landscape for irrigation. Reusing household greywater saves water, saves time, and reduces water flowing into the sewer system. If you qualify for the WELL program you can receive up to $500 toward building your own rainwater catchment system, including reimbursement for the cost of registration! Click Here to take a survey to check eligibility for the WELL project.
When: February 21st, 2015 10am - 2pm
Where: Clover Ranch Drive Sacramento, CA 95829
Cost: FREE, $10 donation recommended.
This one day installation workshop will be held at a private residence. Participants learn about laundry to landscape basics through a one hour lecture, and then are led through the design and installation of a laundry to landscape system by two or more of our qualified Project Leaders. Small groups will rotate, and all participants learn about the design, plumbing, landscaping, legal parameters, and the materials needed for successful installation. Donations of $10 or more to GrowWater are welcomed, but not mandatory.Click Here to take survey to check eligibility and receive more information about the WELL project!
Two ways for homeowners to participate, choose between:
Up to $500 reimbursement available for homeowners for water conservation and efficiency projects.
- Smart Irrigation Controllers upgrades standard irrigation timers (i.e. Rain Sensors, moisture sensors, weather stations etc.)
- Upgrading to Water Efficient Sprinkler Heads.
- Drip Irrigation Equipment: converting existing non-turf area spray equipment to low volume drip.
- Pressure regulation equipment for irrigation system
- Rainwater Catchment Systems
- Greywater Systems
Sign-up for a FREE workshop, participates will receive reimburement to purchase materials to install either of the systems on their properties.
- "Blue Barrel" Rainwater Catchment Systems- simple self-installed system consisting of a series of 55 gallon barrels collecting rainwater from a structures roof.
- “Laundry to Landscape” Greywater Systems- simple self-installed system reusing only laundry machine water to irrigate outdoor landscape.