Application for a rainwater harvesting or greywater project co-sponsored by the City of Santa Barbara

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.  

For more information about greywater and laundry to landscape systems, read this article on our website. For more information about rainwater harvesting, read this page on our site.

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 or 805-403-4566 with any questions about our co-sponsorship with the City or about the application process.

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