Making Water Go Farther: Water Conservation Series

Lectures and Workshops Featuring:

Brad Lancaster - Rainwater Harvesting

Art Ludwig - Greywater Harvesting

October 11-13, 2007

Sponsored by:
City of Cottonwood, Arizona

 

plus:

Individual greywater consults with Art Ludwig

October 14-18, 2007

On this page:

 

Greywater is Green

Lecture by Art Ludwig, Brad Lancaster

Thursday 6:30 pm, October 11th, 2007

Mingus Union High School Auditorium

1801 E. Fir St., Cottonwood, AZ

 

Greywater for Building Trades, Regulators

Free Seminar by Art Ludwig and Brad Lancaster

For Plumbers, Contractors and Landscapers

Focus on Collection Plumbing, Stub Outs, and Inspection of Systems

Friday October 12, 2007, 6:30 am

Public Safety Bldg, 199 S. 6th St., Cottonwood AZ

Seminar space is limited; register online!

Hands-On Workshop in Greywater and Rainwater Harvesting

Workshop by Art Ludwig and Brad Lancaster

For Plumbers, Contractors and Landscapers

Saturday October 13, 2007, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Location TBA

Participation is limited; register to reserve your space.

 

If you would like to have your site considered for use as a example for the workshop, please fill out a Greywater Site Assessment/System Checklist (PDF)

and E mail us

Individual Greywater Consults

with Art Ludwig

Art will be available for consulting from Sunday, October 14, through Thursday, October 18, 2007

See Art's consult page for more information

Beautiful permaculture garden irrigated with branched drain gray water systemGreywater is Green

Lecture by Art Ludwig, Brad Lancaster

Why pollute waterways with wastewater and nutrients, when they can irrigate and feed plants?

Systems for reusing washwater in the landscape can provide superior treatment, save water, and save money.

Reuse of greywater for irrigation is part of a fundamental solution to many ecological problems.

With recent legal changes that allow Greywater systems to be installed without a permit application, Arizona is in the forefront of the Greywater revolution.

This presentation will explain:

Arizona greywater presentation handout (PDF)

 

Greywater for Building Trades, Regulators

Seminar for Plumbers, Contractors and Landscapers

Recent changes to the greywater regulations in Arizona and New Mexico have opened the door for professional installation of greywater systems.

This workshop is focused on the design and installation by plumbers of greywater collection plumbing from the fixtures in the home to six feet outside of the house.

It is designed for plumbers, builders and regulators.

 

Seminar objectives:

1) Plumbers attending improve their ability to design and install or inspect greywater stub outs/ collection plumbing that:

2) The state of the art in this new field be advanced by exchange of our respective knowledge and experiences (Art Ludwig is a world expert on greywater but does not know as much as attendees will know about plumbing, Arizona plumbing codes, or the Arizona climate).

 

It is highly recommended that seminar participants attend the free lecture preceding the workshop for an orientation to the broader context of greywater, as this information won't be covered again.

The workshop will include:

There will be plenty of time for discussion and questions following the class.

Participants are encouraged to:

There will be books on greywater available for purchase.

 

Greywater Workshop

for Plumbers, Contractors and Landscapers

Recent changes to the greywater regulations in Arizona and New Mexico have opened the door for professional installation of greywater systems.

This workshop is focused on the design and installation of greywater systems appropriate to Cottonwood conditions.

It is especially intended for plumbers, landscapers and contractors.

 

Workshop objectives are to develop skills for systems design including:

It is highly recommended that workshop participants attend the free lecture preceding the workshop for an orientation to the broader context of greywater, as this information won't be covered again in the workshop.

 

Participants are encouraged to

There will be books on greywater available for purchase.

 

If you would like to have your site considered for use as a example for the workshop, please fill out a Greywater Site Assessment/System Checklist (PDF)

and E mail us

 

 

Suggested reading & preparation

The more you've prepared, the more we'll all get out of it. Since there is a lot of material to cover in a short time, it will be assumed that participants have already read this key background:

Create an Oasis with Grey Water book cover.
Washing dishes in a creek with sand

TheGreywater Site Assessment/System Checklist (PDF) relates to information helpful for designing your particular system. Please write down and bring background information and plans for a system you'd like to build yourself—with luck, your system context and design will get reviewed and improved in class.

Optional further reading:

 

Registration for any/all events in the Water Conservation Series

Register Online or contact Donna Lay 928-202-2363.

About the instructors

Brad Lancaster, author of Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands

Since 1993, Brad has run a successful permaculture consulting, design, & education business focused on integrated & sustainable approaches to landscape design, planning, and living. At his home in the Sonoran Desert, Brad & his brother harvest over 100,000 gallons of rainwater a year on a 1/8th acre urban lot and adjoining right-of-way. This harvested water is then turned into living air conditioners of food-bearing shade trees, abundant gardens, and a thriving landscape incorporating wildlife habitat, beauty, edible and medicinal plants, and more.

Art Ludwig

Ecological Systems Designer and Greywater Guru Art Ludwig has probably paid more attention to Greywater systems the past fourteen years than anyone else on the planet.

He’s written three books and numerous articles on Greywater systems, developed several new system designs, and consulted with New York and New Mexico on their Greywater laws. He’s also worked on water and wastewater systems in twenty two countries around the world.

 

 

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