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  • Richard Risemberg
    LA Times article notes the irony of importing water to SoCal while building vast storm drain systems to throw away good clean rain. A ... IOW, sprawl- and
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 24, 2010
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      LA Times article notes the irony of importing water to SoCal while
      building vast storm drain systems to throw away good clean rain. A
      quote:

      > Los Angeles is poised to adopt an ordinance that takes a step in
      > that direction. Most new and redeveloped commercial, industrial and
      > larger apartment projects would have to be designed to capture the
      > runoff generated by the first three-quarters of an inch of rain.
      > New single-family homes would have to install a rain-harvesting
      > device, such as a rain barrel or a hose that diverts water from
      > gutters to landscaping.
      >
      > But the proposed rules would save only a fraction of the city's
      > runoff. "If we're able to convince people to do it on their own,
      > there's so much more" that can be captured, said Los Angeles Public
      > Works Commissioner Paula Daniels. "The really important thing to do
      > is unpave and change the texture of Los Angeles."

      IOW, sprawl- and driving-generated paving is a huge part of the
      drought problem here.

      And a link:

      http://tinyurl.com/2buh2vq

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      Richard Risemberg
      http://www.bicyclefixation.com
      http://www.newcolonist.com
      http://www.rickrise.com







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