LA Plans a Massive Water Conservation Plan
A $2 billion proposal to conserve water for the City of Los Angeles California has reached city officials who will take a serious look at the future of water. The plan proposes a massive water conservation plan to conserve about 32 billion gallons of water each year!
Part of the plan includes reclaiming or recycling water from sewage back into the drinking water supply. It also includes building systems to capture and treat rainwater and runoff. The proposal also requires restrictions for homes watering their lawns and people washing their cars to certain days of the week.
According to the LA Times:
Financial incentives and building code changes would be used to incorporate high-tech conservation equipment in homes and businesses. Builders would be pushed to install waterless urinals, weather-sensitive sprinkler systems and porous parking lot paving that allows rain to percolate into groundwater supplies.
So I guess it’s time for everyone in the LA area to start doing their part. LA needs to to do this in order to support an increase of 15% in demand for water by 2030. If nothing is done, water restrictions could end up as serious as it is in Georgia where extreme drought has caused the state to take drastic measures.
Easy things can be done to conserve water:
Believe it or not, doing these things helps you conserve water which is great for the environment, but it also can save you money on your water bill. We really need to be aware of issues like water conservation so there is plenty for everyone and for the generations to come.
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