LADWP’s Plan to Source Water from the Sky

LADWP's Stormwater Capture Master Plan

“LA is basically a desert.” How familiar does that sound?

Contrary to popular belief, this isn’t exactly true. In reality, our local climate is known as “Mediterranean” with warm, dry summers and cool wet winters. And…it does actually rain here, even during a drought, and even minimal rainfall generates a lot of water.

Sadly, due to LA’s existing infrastructure design, most of the rain is diverted into streets where it gathers pollution, and makes its way into stormdrains and rivers, which eventually flow into our oceans.… Read more >>