Water Resliency Project for Landowners  

 

What type of projects are eligible?

The Water Resiliency Project for Landowners is currently accepting applications for either Laundry to Landscape  or rainwater harvesting projects. 

     

    Stormwater projects

    Appropriate WRPL stormwater projects aim to slow, spread and infiltrate stormwater into the ground through the use of rain gardens, bio-swales and appropriate vegetation. Stormwater projects can help to mitigate flooding, passively irrigate landscapes, improve stormwater quality and help create aquatic habitats among other benefits. 

    How much will a stormwater project cost me? 

    Participants in the WRLP receive free design and project management services but are resonsible for any materials and permit costs. Generally, a WRLP stormwater project would not require a permit. Material costs will vary depending on project specifics and might include plants, landcaping materials, tool rental and safety equipment. 

      

    Rainwater projects 

    An appropriate WRPL rainwater project will harvest rainwater from an impervious catchment (such as a roof) and store the water either in a tank or directly in the ground via a rain garden or bioswale.  

    How much will a rainwater project cost me? 

    Participants in the WRLP receive free design and project management services but are resonsible for any materials and permit costs. Generally, WRLP rainwater projects should not require a permit. Material costs will vary depending on project specifics but generally will cost more than a stormwater project. Potential projects costs might include tanks, plumbing, plants, landscaping materials, tool rental and safety equipment. 

     

    Project limitations 

    • WRPL can only accept applications from landowners within the Tuolumne County Resource Conservation District service area of Tuolumne County and Calaveras County south of Highway 4. 
    • Projects must be of a scale and scope as to be achievable and finished by a supervised volunteer work force within 2 build days. 
    • Warranty work is not covered in the WRPL. Any work after the 2 day build period will be billed hourly. 
    • Participants to the project will be selected on a first come first serve basis until project funding has been exhausted. 
    • Employees and family members of the TCRCD and SWP are ineligible for the WRPL.