How L.A. went from bone-dry to sopping wet "For instance, the Key Well level at the Main San Gabriel Groundwater Basin in Los Angeles County dropped t...
How L.A. went from bone-dry to sopping wet
January 24, 2017
There is no end in sight when it comes to the pressure to raise water rates in drought-fatigued California. The chronic drought, combined with continu...
Why Should I Care? - Understanding & Communicating California's Rising Water Rates
May 16, 2016
The Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee will hold its first hearing of the year on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. The informational hearing is...
Cal WaterFix Senate Info Hearing
February 13, 2017
Why Should I Care? - El Niño
January 4, 2016
As winter sets in, Californians are pinning their hopes on a robust El Niño to ease the drought. In addition to drought relief, water managers and public works directors are acutely aware of the water running through their storm drains—impervious channels used for controlling floods but which can also carry pollutants.
That said, the behavior of El Niño is unpredictable and could precipitate at least two surprises water managers can plan for. The first is the public expectation that run-off from rooftops, lawns and streets will be diverted and stored for dry years. The second is the potential for steep fines if urban runoff exceeds water quality limits defined by the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board. Key to ensuring public confidence in local water systems is the ability to anticipate questions from elected officials and the public in an informed and timely manner.
“If we don't take control of the needs now and plan and invest for the future, we will either tap ourselves out of water or have to pay a lot more due to the increase in the cost of imported water,” said Adel H. Hagekhalil, Assistant Director of the Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation...(continued)