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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The underground greenhouse, has no expensive clear sides (plastic or glass), a cheap plastic sheet roof to let in more light than glass, and heat loss through walls to the air, which can be colder than the ground (57 degrees Farenheit or so), so it will be cheaper to build and run.
Of course, it's a lot of digging, and the left over dirt must go somewhere. Hint: Save the top 10 inches of top soil when starting to dig for use in the greenhouse.
YouTube for State Water Board Meeting in Sacramento, CA on 2.12.15 by Jeanette Vosburg.
This video is about Rain Water Saving Ideas we have used at our home in West Los Angeles.
Our web site adds pages to document many ways of capturing storm water, both private and public. Grassroots Coalition has been showcasing public sewer and storm water cleaning since 2005, when a Japanese Designer presented on her grand success with the first public park sewer plain earth filtering. This method is making headway here in the USA with a New York City first, called Sponge park. Details at the URL below.
An article reference from Yes Magazine. Why is it included on this web site? The direction of short term change towards long term goals of Los Angeles Area water independence from imported water is half way told. It's just one journalist's research of many residential advocates in the LA neighborhood.
Visuals and Grassroot Coalition Letter to California Coastal Commission requesting investigation to prove the legitimacy or illegitimacy the history of Ballona's Restoration Process. What permits are completed and which are not? What damage has been done and how will the damage being fixed?
Protecting Clean Potable Water is the Central Issue.
At some point in the not too distant future we will need to choose between FOSSIL FUELS and WATER for farming, drinking, cooking, bathing, flushing the toilet, putting out forest fires, etc. Who knows how many open, unlined pits there are or the amount of illegal dumping or pumping is being done?
Farmers and Kern County, California Commissioners' Meeting: Well Water Contamination California grows 2/3rds of the nations produce. Some farmers in the Central Valley farmers are buying recycled oil water from Chevron. Kiran visits the Central Valley's Cawelo Water District where the drought is causing farmers to use recycled oil water to irrigate their crops. She takes in the smells so you don't have to. This water is toxic. It can have 1 or more of 450 chemicals that oil companies use to bring oil to the surface. Hungry Now?
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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