Chapter Meeting: Greywater Systems

June 14, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Cafe Room at the Finnish Hall
1970 Chestnut St
Berkeley, CA 94702
Chapter Meeting:  Greywater Systems @ Cafe Room at the Finnish Hall | Berkeley | California | United States

Greywater systems.  Cutting-edge for some, but increasingly necessary in the drought-prone Bay Area.  Learn how to evaluate the systems you see!


Pre-Meeting – 5:30 to 6:50 pm

Eric Meyer, Chapter Treasurer, will discuss a recent inspection of a 1950′s house designed by Clarence Mayhew.

Lee Parsons, Chapter Vice-President, will provide a report writing analysis associated with home inspection deficiencies.

  • This training is FREE to those attending the Chapter business and education meeting. Attendees earn one ASHI CE.

Dinner — 6:45 pm

We suggest arriving early to ensure dinner availability. WE RESERVE DINNER IN ADVANCE. Registrations received after 6/9/2018 will NOT include dinner. We also cannot accept cancellations or postponements after 6/9/2018.

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE.  Please also note this venue has a strict “NO ALCOHOL” policy.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Chapter Business Meeting  — 7:00 to 7:45 pm

Chapter Vice-President, Lee Parsons, presides as chapter members discuss Chapter news as well as local and national home inspection matters. This meeting is open to all (including non-members) and guests are welcome with questions, or to simply learn more about the home inspection profession.

Educational Presentation — 7:45 to 9:00 pm

“Greywater Systems”

Christina Bertea is an eco artist, water activist, and union trained plumbing contractor. She served a 4-year apprenticeship in Local 159, Plumbers and Steamfitters and was the first woman admitted in the program. She designed and built a passive solar urban infill rammed earth cottage with radiant heat, taught plumbing at AND’s construction education center in West Oakland, which had classes work on Habitat for Humanity houses in East Oakland. She became a contractor in 1996 and has plumbed quite a few “alternative” houses, including straw bale and rammed earth.

Christina loves to create artworks that spark curiosity and awareness about our relationship to water. She is also interested in the spiritual aspects of water and creates fountains and water features. As a member of the Greywater Guerrillas she helped re-write an improved, more user-friendly greywater code for CA in 2009. With the now mainstream Greywater Action she teaches hands-on greywater and rainwater installation workshops and does installations directly.

We will do a survey of the most common low-tech greywater systems that you may be seeing during your inspections.  Learn what to watch for and maintenance that might be required.  We will also review some of the more complex ”high-tech” systems and how to evaluate them. Bring photos of systems that you have encountered and may have questions about, so we can have a lively discussion.

Attendees earn one ASHI CE.

Registration and Fees
  • $45 with registration by 6/9/2018
  • $55 with registration after 6/9/2018, same-day registration, or ‘at the door’
  • Registrations after 6/9/2018 or “at the door” DO NOT INCLUDE DINNER
  • We are unable to accommodate attendees to ‘listen only’.  You must purchase dinner to attend the meeting.

Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable to other dates as we pay for dinner in advance.  If you register and fail to cancel by 6/9/2018, you will be charged as the chapter will be charged for your meal.


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