Can the Southland Become Water Self-Sufficient?

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LA exists thanks to imported water. But does it have to? From underground cisterns and "thirsty concrete" to expanding spreading grounds, Southland cities and water agencies are working their way towards "water self-sufficiency" -- with home owners becoming participants in management of our water.



Pico Library water cistern
Photos by Avishay Artsy


Art Castro - Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Deborah Weintraub - Office of the Los Angeles City Engineer, Matt Petersen - City of Los Angeles - @mattspete, Gary Lee Moore - Office of the City Engineer for the City of Los Angeles, Hank Koning - KoningEizenberg, Dean Kubani - City of Santa Monica, Andy Lipkis - Founder and President of Tree People - @treepeople_org, Marty Adams - Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Frances Anderton

Frances Anderton, Avishay Artsy