• Free Water Wise Interactive Workshops Set for Sept. 20

    The Monterey Peninsula Water Management District (MPWMD) is proud to announce Water Wise Workshop Day, September 20, 2014, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The event will be held at the MPWMD’s Ryan Ranch office and will feature two water saving workshops. The morning session, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. will focus on greywater systems while the afternoon session from 1-2 p.m. will focus on rainwater harvesting. The greywater workshop will be co-taught by Daniel Finklea of Handy Dan Construction and Greenwise Landscapes, with John Ramsey co-teaching the rainwater harvesting workshop. Lunch will be provided to attendees of both sessions.

    “In one day, attendees will get the opportunity to learn about two amazing and easy to install water saving systems,” said Stevie Kister, Conservation Representative for the MPWMD and workshop leader. “Greywater is being used all over the world and is an effective method of reducing water consumption and with winter fast approaching, now is the time to consider a rainwater harvesting system as well.”

    The free interactive workshops will focus on general information about the systems, code requirements, and will include a hands-on parts identification and installation activity, as well as instruction on system design and layout. Participants will also learn where to purchase parts and equipment and what money saving rebates are available through the Water Management District.

    “The Monterey Peninsula Water Management District is excited about the kick off to these series of workshops,” MPWMD General Manager Dave Stoldt continued. “This is just one portion of the District’s Save Water, Go Blue campaign that focuses on the entire community’s effort to be conservation minded. The Monterey Peninsula has one of the lowest per person, per day water use in the entire state, but we all need to do the little extra things with another year of drought a possibility.”

    The event is free and open to the public.

    To RSVP, visit www.mpwmd.net/workshops or call Stevie Kister at 831.658.5601

    posted to Cedar Street Times on September 10, 2014

    Topics: Front PG News, Green, Water

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