Thank you for applying for a rainwater harvesting or greywater project through a hands-on workshop through the Sweetwater Collaborative, co-sponsored by the City of Santa Barbara. We are looking forward to working with you.
The City of Santa Barbara Water Conservation Program is providing $600 per project to help cover the costs of Sweetwater organizing and teaching these public workshops. We will deduct this amount from the regular cost of putting on a workshop, including materials, which may run between $1500-2000. This financial support is currently only available for city of Santa Barbara water customers. We are researching ways to subsidize projects in other areas; however, at this time, our workshops are only co-sponsored for these water customers.
This rainwater harvesting or greywater workshop co-sponsorship is in addition to the Smart Landscape Rebate which is for 50% of materials for such installations, up to $1000. Sweetwater can also help you apply for the SL rebate.
Hands on workshops through Sweetwater Collaborative offer a low cost way to install sustainable systems, with or without the special terms of this co-sponsorship. Email or call our coordinator, Barbara Wishingrad, for more information on hosting a workshop, even if you don't get your water from the City of Santa Barbara. Carpinteria and Goleta Water Districts also offer Smart Landscape Rebates.
Please contact Barbara Wishingrad at firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-403-4566 with any questions about our co-sponsorship with the City or about the application process.