For Immediate Release
Contact: Shelley Flock
New, Higher Rebates to Help Your Household Use Its Greywater
Save water and money with greywater-to-landscape systems; sign up for greywater workshop
Soquel, CA (July 10, 2018) – The Soquel Creek Water District's Board of Directors recently increased rebate amounts available to households who install greywater-to-landscape systems. Now, you can get a rebate of up to $400 per household for clothes washer-to-landscape systems, and up to $1,000 per household for dual plumbed shower/bath and bathroom sink-to-landscape systems.
What is greywater? It's the wastewater that goes down the drain from showers and baths, bathroom sinks, and clothes washing machines. If installed, used, and maintained properly, greywater systems can safely be used to irrigate most landscapes (except root crops, lawns or edible crops that touch the soil). While the amount of water you may save depends on the scope of your greywater system, and the size and design of your landscape, irrigation typically accounts for about 25% of total residential water use during the dry season. Think how much drinking water your household will save if you reuse all that greywater! Since you'll be using less water, you'll be saving money, too - and your landscape will get all the water it needs throughout the irrigation season.
If you're not sure what greywater systems are all about, consider participating in this workshop to learn how to use, re-purpose, and safely redirect your clothes washer wastewater for landscape and garden irrigation. You'll get hands-on experience installing a greywater system in a residential setting at this upcoming Cabrillo College Extension Greywater Workshop:
July 28, 9 am to 4 pm
$85 - Register Online (or go to the Cabrillo website and search for "greywater")
The households and businesses served by the Soquel Creek Water District have been doing a great job of reducing water use, and doing their part in light of the serious long-term water supply challenges we face as a community. This greywater rebate program is one more way the District is helping its customers to conserve water. More water saving ideas, tips, and tools are online at soquelcreekwater.org/conserving-water.
About Soquel Creek Water District
The Soquel Creek Water District is a public agency dedicated to providing a safe, high quality, reliable, and sustainable water supply to meet our community’s present and future needs in an environmentally sensitive and economically responsible manner. Visit www.soquelcreekwater.org.