Greywater Guerillas

Event Details

Saturday, April 18, 2009
2:00 PM
Studio for Urban Projects
3579 17th Street San Francisco, CA (located between Dolores & Guerrero)

Greywater Guerillas

Please RSVP to: or 415.674.2861

CRITTER presents the Greywater Guerrillas, an Oakland-based collaborative group of educators, designers, builders and artists who educate and empower people to build sustainable water culture and infrastructure.

Greywater is water that flows down sink, shower, and washing machine drains–but not the toilet. It may contain traces of dirt, food, grease, hair, and household cleaning products. While greywater may look “dirty,” it is a safe and even beneficial source of irrigation water. If released into rivers, lakes, or estuaries, the nutrients in greywater become pollutants, but to garden plants, they are valuable fertilizer. Aside from the obvious benefits of saving water (and money on your water bill), reusing your greywater keeps it out of the sewer or septic system, thereby reducing the chance that it will pollute local water bodies.
Participants will learn how the water in our lives is connected to local and global water struggles, look at rainwater as a resource, explore options of reusing greywater, and contemplate waterless (composting) toilets. Interested in cutting your water use in half while growing a beautiful garden? Learn how as we explore rainwater catchment, greywater reuse, and waterless composting toilets. We’ll focus on low-tech, simple options for greywater reuse.