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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When contacting an official or their aide, try to stay positive and polite. Avoid name calling and being rude. Prepare a statement, and bring photographs to support your claim, whether testifying and exparte.
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
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In August, 2018 GC sent this letter.To: California Coastal Commissioners & Director & Staff; ;CDFWcc: State Lands Commission; LARWQCB; Legislators; USACERe: Non-adherence by Staff for Removal of Illegal Playa Vista Drains
Hidden Dangers of Artificial Pumping & Lowering of the Groundwater ...
Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems
From: Patricia McPherson
Subject: Fwd: QUERY ; Public Record Act Request response
Date: March 20, 2018
Hello Mr. Kang, and Waterboards, Agencies, County Supervisors, Legislative Persons, City of Los Angeles, Coastal Commission Commissioners and Staff,