WMG's designers and project managers are vaccinated and able to meet in-person. Please review our Covid policies here.
In-Person Consultation and Design Services
Our design professionals will visit your home to evaluate opportunities for water harvesting, native and edible landscapes, wildlife habitat, and integrated design elements on your site and provide additional design detail for a specified project area. Not all landscapes need a tank providing irrigation! We explore your landscape's water needs and determine if tanks will are necessary for you to reach your financial and water harvesting goals.
**Call or email us on a day you got rain and get a 20% discount on your Project Plan Package!
Consultation Services $75/hour Do you have specific, unique, and/or technical questions or concerns about your water harvesting systems? We can help! Our staff has been in the industry for over a decade and can help you understand how your system works, will troubleshoot any system issues, and can advise you on how to solve the issues, or what we would charge to do any fixes. We will come to your home to give you the support you need. Our hourly Specialist Visits can be for landscape and channel restoration issues, larger property assessment and troubleshooting, neighborhood assessments and concepts, or if you need on-call services for a long period of time.
Non-Profit Services $55/hour. Are you a 501(c)3? We offer reasonable hourly services for our fellow non-profit organizations.
Virtual Consultation and Design Services
Fully Virtual Rainwater Harvesting Design
We can work with you to develop a design for water harvesting and supporting native landscapes anywhere in the Southwest. These 100% Virtual Design Packages include the same services as our typical Project Plan package. Before your initial consultation, we will send you a questionnaire to help get you started on the design process. The 1-hour virtual consultation, 3 hours of design time, and a next steps meeting will end with you having a design and additional resources to move forward with harvesting water at your home.
Water Harvesting Virtual Appointment
$75 for 1 hour of support. Make the most of your time at home and dive into some water harvesting projects with the help of WMG’s water harvesting specialists! Speak with our staff to answer questions about designing, building, and maintaining water harvesting systems and native and edible landscapes. This one hour includes time for staff to review your comments and photos before the virtual appointment, and for the staff follow-up.
Implement your Design
The Green Living Co-op will pause for the summer starting June 1, 2022 until August 31, 2021 and our project calendar is full from September till the end of 2022. We are not scheduling new project work for 2023. Over the summer of 2022, we will be adapting our program to better meet the needs of all Tucsonians to prepare to roll out new programs for 2023! Our consultation and design services will continue and we have a list of great water harvesting contractors that can take our designs and implement them. Additional costs for design review and estimate development may be required by the contractor you are working with.
DIY Kits (Composting Toilets & Laundry-to-Landscape)
* Kits are for local pickup only! *
Composting toilet barrel kit system - This kit is an alternative to water-dependent toilets hooked up to our sewer system. We provide 2-barrel and 3-barrel composting toilet kits to meet the needs of your climate and household.
Laundry-to-landscape greywater kit - Set up your laundry system to be providing water to your favorite shrub or tree.
Ways to Green Your Yard
Rain Garden Sculpt your landscape to capture the rainwater pouring off your roof or hardscape and create a lush, water-conscious yard. We’ll customize the style and plant palette to meet your needs and create a functional and aesthetic rain garden.
Greywater to Landscape Our project managers make it a snap to irrigate fruit trees, native plants, and more, with greywater from your laundry, bathroom sinks, showers, and kitchen sink (dark greywater).
Rain Tanks We will work with you to customize a rain tank system for your landscape and water supply needs. We can share best practices we have seen and developed over the years: all potable-grade materials, leaf diverter, 1st flush pre-filtration, full port valves, and overflow directed to infiltration basin with protective cover.
Green Infrastructure Turn your sun-baked street into a shady, inviting lane. We will plan your project to capture stormwater to irrigate shade trees and native pollinator plants and help navigate utilities and the permitting process.
Urban Orchard Be fruit-full and route all accessible greywater sources to irrigate an urban orchard of 3–20 trees. We will utilize water from your laundry, bathroom sink & shower, kitchen sink, and more for your abundant landscape!
Sonoran Food Forest Our project managers will help you build a multi-layer landscape for food production, shade, and habitat creation, by integrating earthworks, soil building, greywater systems, and rain tanks.
Channel and Landscape Restoration WMG can help you restore the health and function of your land, arroyos, and creeks through watershed restoration practice. Submit a restoration project application.
Other Green-Living Features Ask us about chicken coops, wildlife bird habitats, monarch waystations, edible landscapes, outdoor showers, soil building, composting toilets, passive solar, and more.
Other Green Business Features. Ask us about soil building, composting toilets, chicken coops, passive solar, and more.
WMG is a non-profit organization working to improve the communities we serve and benefit all people. All profits earned from these services are invested in our public education programs. Our design experts will work with you to create a native landscape that harvests and conserves water, beautifies your yard, and meets your lifestyle goals. We now offer a variety of services to support your rainwater harvesting goals.
Questions? Contact Jonah Ivy, Jivy@watershedmg.org; 520-396-3266 x18.