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Feb 13, 2013 8:11 PM by Leasa Conze

Free rainwater and gray water harvesting workshops

TUCSON - If you've been thinking about going green - harvesting your rainwater and using gray water - then you'll want to take advantage of a free workshop.

The University of Arizona, Pima County Cooperative Extension, at 4210 N. Campbell, is holding the workshops Saturday, February 16.

There are new changes to the gray water program this year.

The rebate for installation of a permanent single family gray water system recently increased to 50% of the cost up to $1,000. The old rebate covered only $200.

The workshops are mandatory for people who want to qualify for the rainwater harvesting and the gray water rebates.

The rainwater harvesting workshop will take place from 9:00am until noon, with the focus on designing a passive or active system for a residential landscape.

Tucson Water offers a rebate of half the cost, up to $2,000, for a system.

The gray water workshop will be held from 1:00pm-3:00pm, teaching design, operation and maintenance of a gray water system.

Seating for both classes is limited. Call 520-626-5161 to register.

You can find a complete list of classes available throughout the year at

Information on all Tucson water conservation programs and rebates is online at or by calling 791-4331.



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