One South – Recycling Rainwater for an entire community

One South is a large scale mixed used community located in Redondo Beach, California. With 52 housing units and 6 commercial properties the facility needed an effective and economic way to capture and reuse Rainwater. Luckily Los Angeles’s most experienced Greywater and Rainwater reuse company, Water Recycling Systems (WRS), was right in the neighborhood! WRS […]

The NRDC and Water Recycling Systems

Located in the heart of Downtown Santa Monica is the Los Angeles branch of The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a world renowned non-profit organization with a long history of fighting for sustainability and action on climate change. Earlier this year The Robert Redford Building, the home of The NRDC in LA, underwent a massive […]

Tracking Rainfall across Los Angeles

It’s undeniable that Los Angeles, along with the rest of the western United States, is experiencing severe drought. But how much rain falls in LA, and specifically WHERE it falls, may surprise you. For example one area of LA County has already seen over 33 inches of rainfall this year alone! How do we know […]

Eataly + WRS = Water Conservation

It’s a rare occurrence when the city of Los Angeles gets something “new”, this town has seen it all.  But late last year something “new” appeared at the Westfield Century City Mall, and we at WRS are proud to have been part of its creation. We’re talking about Eataly LA!  This sprawling 67,000 square foot culinary outpost features […]

L.A.’S New LID Stormwater Regulations And The Broadway Job

In early 2015 the city of Los Angeles embarked on an unprecedented campaign to capture, control, and reuse stormwater.  New rules and regulations, titled L.I.D (Low Impact Development), were put into place to define how both residential and commercial developments capture and control their stormwater. A major tenant of LID states that any new development […]

When Water Supplies Plummet, So Do Property Values

Among the many issues associated with the drought (financial hits to the agricultural sector and the degradation of delicate ecosystems) is one that quite literally hits close to home. The lesser known drought-related detriment is the surprising decrease in property values. How is it that a state whose water use is 80% accounted for by […]

It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way!

Now that the drought conditions have managed to surpass the pinnacle of extremity, we’re starting to see the changes that come as a result. An immediately apparent change has been home landscaping. People are either not watering their lawns and letting them turn brown, or uprooting their grass, and in turn landscaping with drought resistant (low water […]

Reduce the Use: Water Footprints

In the face of extreme drought conditions bestowed upon California, we now turn our attention to reducing our water footprint. As you can infer, the term “water footprint” references our individual water-use habits and the overall impact it may leave on our finite water supply. There are numerous ways to reduce the use, many of […]

“The beloved, bright-green American lawn is closer to becoming a relic in California”

“State officials, who are already urging people to let their grass yards wither during the drought, passed new rules [July 15] essentially banning them from being planted around new commercial buildings, while limiting grass to about 25 percent of the landscaping at new homes. The regulations, adopted by the California Water Commission, come at the direction […]

DWP shows how much $$ you can you save by recycling graywater

Nearly every time a residential customer calls, he or she wants to know, “How much graywater does my home produce?” “How much property could my graywater cover?”, and “How much $$ can I save by recycling the graywater in my house?” Unfortunately, there’s no short answer for any of these important questions because, well, each one […]