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Greywater Systems Installation Workshop

Demonstration, Installation, Permit Considerations

May 22 9 am to 4 pm

See a demonstration and learn how to install a cost-efficient, eco-friendly, greywater system LEGALLY in the Town of Paradise.

About this Event

Come join the Camp Fire Restoration Project and Paradise Permaculture for a day of learning about greywater systems and their role in our communities. California is experiencing an increase in wildfire occurrences and severity, exasperated by drought conditions. Greywater systems are a cost-efficient, eco-friendly, LEGAL way to recycle your household water and create lush, healthy defensible space around your home.

Learn from local permaculture expert Ed Fortenberry, local contractors, and a licensed plumber who can speak to the permits and codes relating to greywater systems in California and Paradise specifically. Come prepared with all of your questions! There will be a full day of learning, community, and hands-on fun to be had by all.


PART ONE: 9am – 12pm: Greywater System Education and Demonstration

Location: Julian Martinez’s home 8742 Nugget Ln. Paradise CA

Demonstration greywater system walk through and learn about:

  • Greywater systems and installations for the Town of Paradise and Butte County;
  • How to choose the right setup for your home;
  • Do’s and don’ts when maintaining your system;
  • How greywater can be an asset to your defensible space and environmental restoration; and
  • Permitting considerations and Town of Paradise and County requirements.

PART TWO: 1pm – 5pm: Greywater System Installation

Location: 14981 Jack Pine Way, Magalia, CA

We’ll take you through the process of installing a greywater system from start to finish!

Please SIGN UP HERE as space is limited.

We will also be live streaming the demonstration and education portions of the event from 10am to noon on our Facebook page. Join in the Facebook Event HERE.


We will be observing COVID-19 protocols during this event, including masks and social distancing.

Plan to have transportation for you and your pod during the lunch break (12 noon), as we will be moving to another site for the installation (the drive is only a few miles, and parking will be available for numerous vehicles).

We’ll provide some tasty local snacks and beverages

Bring a bag lunch if you’d like something more substantial or you can grab something in town during the break.

Recommended to bring water, sun protection, gloves, closed toed shoes, and a chair.
This workshop is free, but we always appreciate donations from those who would like to support our efforts and future events!