Water, Water Everywhere, but Most Runs Down the Drain

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It rained a lot over the past few days and there's more to come. But that won't make up for the water shortage in Southern California, because the water gets washed away in storm drains and ends up polluting the seas and the beaches. Even with restrictions imposed in August, the City of Los Angeles needs mandatory rationing and higher rates for those who fail to conserve. That's according to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Much of that water could be recovered. Technology is not just available but in place at two parks, two schools and at least one single-family home, as we hear from Andy Lipkis, founder and president of TreePeople, which advocates conserving the rains.

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Guests:
Antonio Villaraigosa - former Los Angeles mayor running for governor - @antonio4ca, Andy Lipkis - Founder and President of Tree People - @treepeople_org

Host:
Warren Olney