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Have you considered water harvesting, but didn’t know where to start? Check out Watershed Management Group’s (WMG) first ever home tour on Saturday, September 17.
Eleven homes featuring water harvesting techniques will be on the tour. The cost is $10/car or $5/bike.
BICAS is organizing a bike tour of the WMG’s home tour (Cycling information here.)
Here is more information from WMG’s website:
Looking for inspiration and ideas to green and beautify your home landscape without increasing your water bill?
On September 17, 2011 WMG will be offering a self guided tour of a dozen Tucson yards that have been transformed into water harvesting oases through WMG’s Co-op Program.
Sites along the tour will demonstrate rainwater harvesting earthworks (contouring the land to capture, slow down, and increase rainwater infiltration), greywater systems, food production, native plantings, compost systems, and various types of cisterns and rainbarrels that capture rooftop runoff for landscape and drinking water use. Tour attendees will be provided with a brochure which will contain maps, suggested bike and bus routes, as well as an overview of each site. Homeowners will be on hand between 10am and 4pm on the day to answer questions.
To sign up please pay by credit or debit card at http://www.watershedmg.org/contribute and write hometour in the comments section or mail a check made payable to Watershed Management Group, P.O. Box 44205, Tucson, Arizona 85733. Checks should be received by Sept 10.
Tour Cost: $5 for bike or public transportation, or $10 per car (sign in is required at each site).
Contact Rhiwena Slack at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.