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 […]
We’re sure our LA readers have heard about the individual who has been recognized informally as California’s Wet Prince of Bel Air, as The Center for Investigative Reporting titled the individual. Pseudonyms aside, this person/household has become a notorious figure in the water world, especially in the realm of drought shaming, and here’s why: this […]
We’re really beginning to see the residual effects of the drought. Of course, shortening personal water usage is a must, but the means by which we’ve achieved this is sometimes a little preposterous. For instance, instead of letting one’s lawn just turn brown as a symbol of solidarity with fighting California’s drought, we’re seeing people […]
Rainwater reclamation and reuse systems are known for conserving water on a massive scale, a notable achievement in and of itself. But, in some cases, it can save a person’s livelihood while making the job of firefighters more practical and cost effective. A recent publication suggests that the widespread use of rainwater capture systems can […]
The latest publications are suggesting that this year’s El Nino will be comparable to Godzilla. That being the case, we can’t help but ask: what role can our rainwater capture systems play? The answer is this: a huge one! This year’s El Nino, according to NASA climatologists, has the potential to be unprecedented in severity. […]
The City of Santa Monica is the Poster-Child for environmental awareness. Sustainability, conservation of natural resources and a strong environmental conscience were high on their agenda long before they were popular and politically correct civic attributes. Over a year before California Governor Brown declared a “Drought State of Emergency”, supported by President Obama, Santa Monica […]
When Tom Brady and Gisele Bunchen were planning their new home they wanted it to have an aggressive “environmental conscience”. To utilize and take full advantage of the latest, most advanced conservation and reuse technology.
Before, it was, “…paper or plastic?” Now, you bring your own bag. Before, you owned a gas guzzler. Now it’s a Fiat 500 or Mini Cooper. Before, you’d use 20,000 gallons to irrigate and flush. Now, you can reuse your shower and laundry water. Recycling gray water is fun, it’s easy and it’s safe! Save […]