Los Angeles Uses Smart Alternatives for Affected Water Systems

Jun 26

Los Angeles Uses Smart Alternatives for Affected Water Systems

The city of Los Angeles has been proactive in its approach while conducting in-depth evaluations on water conservation. The recovery continues from the multi-year drought and finding alternate means to better the water infrastructure systems have been a vital aspect in making long term improvements.  Some of the research has included an interesting analysis of how...

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Los Angeles Finds Savvy Idea to Conserve Water after Drought

May 03

Los Angeles Finds Savvy Idea to Conserve Water after Drought

The city of Los Angeles has been making impressive efforts in light of the recent reprieve from drought-like conditions. The deluge that the state recently experienced as a whole, has precipitated new plans to conserve and capture the excess storm water for safekeeping, to be used at a later date. The strategies for capturing and conserving rainwater are abundant,...

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Orange County’s In-Depth Process of Water Filtration

Jun 21

Orange County’s In-Depth Process of Water Filtration

The Groundwater Replenishment System (GWR) is located in Orange County and receives secondary treated sewer water for further treatment. H2O at the existing plant is treated using advanced techniques consisting of microfiltration, reverse osmosis (RO) and ultraviolet disinfection with hydrogen peroxide. The source, which is secondary treated sewer water, is first...

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Laurel Canyon Boulevard Infrastructure Investment

Jan 13

Laurel Canyon Boulevard Infrastructure Investment

In an effort to decrease localized flooding during rainstorms, Los Angeles initiated a project which consists of a series of vegetated infiltration swales and dry wells along Laurel Canyon Boulevard. The design will capture and infiltrate storm water runoff into the San Fernando Groundwater Basin. This project will also improve curbs, gutters, and sidewalks.  During...

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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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