Torrent is no stranger to the fact that California’s ongoing drought has been a hot news topic for years. It’s going to take more than a few green alley projects to change the tune from “drought” to “increased water supply”.
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and TreePeople issued, “Rain to the rescue: Stormwater’s Power to Increase California’s Local Water Supplies” in October of 2016 and came to the conclusion that, “stormwater capture offers tremendous potential to augment local water supplies in California, among other benefits.”
“This strategy can provide effective near-time drought response and long-term water security”.
Sound familiar? It’s because you’ve heard it before! Stormwater has the power to increase local water supplies while beautifying neighborhoods, increasing green space, mitigating flooding, and so much more. In addition to infiltration using drywells, the NRDC and TreePeople suggest other green infrastructure including green roofs, rain barrels, and permeable pavement as a powerful, LID solution to increasing local water supply.
The residents of L.A. want water and they want it now! So, how can you help? There needs to be action from policymakers, state agency representatives, residents, and business owners. Encourage policymakers at all levels to support funding, laws and policies for stormwater capture projects.
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