How DOes it work?

Landowners in the Tuolumne County Resource Conservation District service area can apply to host a greywater or rainwater harvesting workshop on their property. If accepted into the program, landowners receive professional water system design and project management expertise to install the system. Workshop hosts are responsible for helping to finding volunteers to help install the system and are responsible for paying for any material or permitting costs. 

Project Guidelines 

  • WRPL projects are currently limited to laundry to landscape greywater or rainwater harvesting projects. 
  • Projects must be achievable and able to be finished by volunteer work force within 2 days.
  • Warranty is not included. Any work done after the 2 day build period will be billed hourly. 

Project Benefits

  • Conserve water
  • Mitigate flooding 
  • Improve water quality
  • Decrease erosion 
  • Recharge groundwater 
  • Decrease carbon footprint 
  • Decrease energy consumption
  • Create wildlife habitat 
  • Improve water security
  • Decrease fire potential 
  • Create firefighting water reserves 


requirements for project hosts 

  • Projects are limited to landowners within the Tuolumne County Resource Conservation District service area. 
  • Projects are limited to laundry to landscape greywater or rainwater harvesting projects that are achievable in two days or less with volunteer labor. 
  • Project hosts must provide appropriate number of able-bodied volunteers cabable of assisting with the installation. Volunteers must be able to assist with digging, trenching, plumbing and any number of other landscaping tasks. 
  • Participants will be selected on a first come first serve basis until funding has been exhausted. 
  • Employees and family members of TCRCD and SWP staff are ineligible.