WHY RE-INVENT THE WHEEL? Learn from Arroyo Seco Foundation and "No Big Dig" Opposition in Pasadena
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 Antidote to Apathy. Please find 7 minutes in your busy lives to watch one of the most interesting TED talks that are out there.
TED Talk (Dave Meslin): https://www.ted.com/talks/dave_meslin_the_antidote_to_apathy?language=en#t-43260
LA TIMES ARTICLE April 7, 2016
'A dire prediction' on melting ice sheets and rising sea levels. The predictions only get worse.
Why it makes little sense to regulate rainwater barrels in the dry western U.S. Courtesy of THE CONVERSATION.COM/USA, March 25,2016