California Property Owners Being Educated on Water Damage

Jun 20

California Property Owners Being Educated on Water Damage

Water damage to a home or business can be extremely costly. It can be anything from natural flooding, an indoor plumbing leak, or a sanitary sewer overflow. Despite the cause of the damage, the water may contain bacteria, mold, chemicals, etc. and cause damage to structures, furnishing, and any belongings in the home or business. A leading laboratory for indoor air...

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Know your Sewer System- Prepare for a Disaster

Nov 09

Know your Sewer System- Prepare for a Disaster

When a natural disaster occurs, it’s important to know how to protect yourself and your belongings. It’s a good idea to know the basics in order to be safe and prepared.  Be sure to strap down your water heater so it meets safety codes. Consider hiring a professional plumber for this.  In California, when an earthquake strikes you’ll need to identify the...

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Los Angeles Bike Share and Compost Initiatives

Dec 18

Los Angeles Bike Share and Compost Initiatives

While other cities within California have already initiated a clever Bike Share program, Los Angeles is just getting going with this creative idea. This is intended to begin as a pilot program with a 1000 bike capacity. By spring or summer of 2016, Downtown could have access to about even more than 1,000 bike share bicycles at 65 stations. Bikes will be available at...

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Los Angeles’ Clever Stormwater Agenda

Nov 17

The Santa Fe Spreading Grounds, located off the San Gabriel River, is one of 26 such facilities operated by the Los Angeles County Flood Control District for groundwater recharge. During an average year of rainfall, the District returns close to 85 billion gallons of stormwater, recycled water and imported water to groundwater basins — enough to supply two million...

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Los Angeles’ Blueprint for Storm Water Management

Nov 02

Los Angeles’ Blueprint for Storm Water Management

Driven by years of drought and new, unprecedented restrictions on water use, Los Angeles is taking an innovative approach to reduce future reliance on imported water, in addition to taking preventive measures for a predicted weather trend of heavier, more intense precipitation. The Santa Fe Spreading Grounds, located off the San Gabriel River, is one of 26 such...

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Los Angeles’ Joint Water Pollution Control Plant

Oct 15

Los Angeles’ Joint Water Pollution Control Plant

Seventeen independent districts in the Los Angeles Sanitation Districts’ partnership are joined together to share a regional, interconnected sewage system called the Joint Outfall System (JOS).  These 17 Sanitation Districts serve 73 cities and unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County.  The JOS provides the benefit of local water control and the advantage of a...

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