Water Wise

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 rainwater
flow 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. 

89% of our water comes from hundreds of miles away. 
Do your part. Capture "free" rainwater on site. 
Adapt simple methods described here. 
Plants and trees will thrive.
Rain Water Capture and Reuse discussion by Jeanette Vosburg at the Culver City Garden Club  9.2.15. Capturing rainwater has saved 40% on the water bill from 2014 and 2015. Jeanette suggests choosing one or two of her ideas on your own property. 41 Minutes

Action Item For A Homeowner: If you own a home or unimproved land, consider capturing water on site. Exploring Rainwater Capture Options.pdf
Action Item For Activitist: 100+WAYS TO CONSERVE
Implications of Ballona Wetlands Restoration - Travis Longcore

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Fracking and Water: Oilfield Fracking

Oilfield "fracking" is a new form of pollution that is the longest lasting damage to the land, worse than salting the ground to prevent plants and animals living on it, or a man growing food for his family, neighbors and you and me.  Fracking permanently poisons, yes poisons, the underground water, permanently poisons the air, yes the air, as natural gas and associated poisonous gases seep out of the water table to harm all life at ground level, your pets, crawling children, and you and me.  Fracking leads to water and air plumes of poisons stretching miles into all homes and bodies of wate


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Ballona Creek Watershed Interactive Map

We have used Google's MyMaps embedded in a web page feature to allow you to zoom and pan on our website.  Click on a PlaceMark to view a side bar with a photo.  And click on the photo for a larger image or the film strip for Quick Time movie.  Also, view the entire map larger by clicking on the Four Corner Icon in the upper right corner.


Grassroots Coalition v California Coastal Commission Settle Records Spat


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.

California Coastal Commission Letter dated April 11, 2014 to Playa Capital "Unpermitted Drains Located in Ballona Ecological Reserve".

California Coastal Commission Letter dated April 11, 2014 to Playa Capital
"Unpermitted Drains Located in Ballona Ecological Reserve"

EDMUND G. BROWN, JR., Governor


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