When it rains, Los Angeles sends billions of gallons of 'free liquid gold' down the drain
During one of this winter’s frequent storms, sheets of rainwater spilled from roofs, washed across sidewalks and down gutters into a sprawling network of underground storm drains that empty into the Los Angeles River channel. (Same goes for Ballona Flood Control Channel. Billions of gallons of rainwaterflow into the Pacific Ocean at Santa Monica Bay.)
You can reduce your water bill by capturing "free" rainwater.
Private homes cover 60% of our developed LA land mass.
TREES TAKE CARE OF EACH, THEY SHARE WITH EACH OTHER, THEY STORE WATER IN THEIR ROOT SYSTEMS
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During heavy rains, our industrial parking lot would have six inch puddles. Our cement contractor, De Olivera Concrete removed approximately 1,000 feet of concrete, dug a 8 by 8 by 8 foot deep Catchment Basin, filled it with gravel, and installed a steel grate so rainwater could percolate back into the earth. This win, win situation helped the tenant and put much need rainwater back into our aquifer.
Community Garden's offer a unique opportunity for fresh food and networking with neighbors. Check out Farm Scape Gardens to germinate new ideas on eating organic foods and working as a community. http://farmscapegardens.com
Watch Jeanette Vosburg Speaking to the Culver City, CA Garden Club About Capturing and Reusing Rain Water for Your Trees, Plants and Garden. ALSO, permeable pavers, grass removal, swales
Ballona Wetlands Ecological Preserve Waterflow and Dewatering Impact (32 Slides)
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LA City & County WATER Security and Resiliency Goals include RAINWATER CAPTURE: To reduce LA's dependence on imported water by 50%, it is estimated that it will cost taxpayers ten billion dollars per year for ten years. Both LA County and LA City are focused on Water Security and Resiliency.
Grassroots Coalition Letter to the California Coastal Commission Ballona Wetlands/Playa Vista Restorations
10 Pages - March 5, 2017 - downloadable and printable Word docx
CALIFORNIA COASTAL COMMISSION First sent 2/16/17
Enviros, Calif. Coastal Commission Settle Records Spat
BIANCA BRUNO March 24, 2017
SAN DIEGO (CN) – An environmentalist group that sued the California Coastal Commission last year over the agency’s ouster of its executive director has settled the case out of court.
Wetlands Dewatering Press
California Coastal Commission Letter dated April 11, 2014 to Playa Capital
"Unpermitted Drains Located in Ballona Ecological Reserve"
STATE OF CALIFORNIA- NATURAL RESOURCES AGENCY
EDMUND G. BROWN, JR., Governor