Rainwater Harvesting for Residential and Commercial Properties

Rainwater Harvesting for Residential and Commercial Properties

Monday November 14, 2016 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
375 11th Ave, Oakland 94623

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Trying to stretch your water budget and find alternative water sources? The Landscape Advisory Committee's (LAC) Sustainable Landscape Workshop Series will feature Ecological Concerns Inc, Senior Landscape Architect, Bobby Markowitz. Mr. Markowitz has twenty years of experience designing residential and commercial rainwater and graywater systems throughout California. Mr. Markowitz has developed “Closed Loop Landscape Design Systems” which balance the water needs of the landscape with the rainwater and graywater supply.

This presentation and discussion will include an overview of simple to complex rainwater harvesting systems for residential, commercial, and institutional properties. Topics to be covered include size calculations, tank selection, system components, code requirements, and the successes and challenges of rainwater harvesting. One of Mr. Markowitz’s feature projects is the renovation of the Del Monte Warehouse in Alameda. The renovation plan uses rainwater for both non-potable domestic and outdoor use. The project also addresses the storm water requirements for the City of Alameda.

The LAC's general meeting will also include an update on state and EBMUD water supply and brief reports from the LAC sub-committees. Light refreshments served.

Free validated parking is available at The Pacific Renaissance Plaza garage (next to EBMUD) on Webster Street. Bring your token to the meeting and EBMUD will validate. There is no parking available in the EBMUD parking garage. 

Space is limited. Sign-up online at https://www.ebmud.com/about-us/community-activities/schedule-event/

Cost:             Free
Date:            Monday, November 14, 2016
Time:            3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location:       EBMUD Administration Building, 2nd Floor, Large Training Room