Tag: Conservation

First Looks: The LADWP 2015 Draft UWMP – Hiding the Shortage

After spending a few weeks paging through the just released LADWP 2015 Draft Urban Water Management Plan, my immediate conclusion is that the plan is a thinly disguised effort to hide the city’s low water supply levels from the planning process to protect development.This draft, like past UWMP’s, continues to project levels of water in all supply categories that […]

How Effective is L.A.’s Conserving Water by the Glass?

City of Los Angeles Emergency Water Conservation Order regulations prohibit restaurants and other public places from serving water to customers unless they specifically ask for a glass of water. So how much of a reduction of water does this city ordinance make and does it have any practical effect on reducing L.A.’s demand?We’ll set up […]

Dissecting L.A.’s Water Supply – Conservation & Stormwater Capture

With the availability of imported water dramatically falling and local supplies (recycled water and groundwater) not meeting projections, the LADWP had to scramble to come up with ways to develop new supplies or create the perception of sufficient supplies for future growth. Or both. This would require some creative thinking by the department pie charts in […]