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Los Angeles Saves Gallons of Water During March Storms

April 8, 2014

By Daily News, Los Angeles

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April 08--Los Angeles officials announced Tuesday that the city was able to save 87 million gallons of water during the March storms by taking some commonsense approaches to conservation.

Councilman Mitch O`Farrell said the biggest savings were seen by the Department of Recreation and Parks, which reconfigured the timers on its irrigation system to avoid watering in wet weather.

"In the days prior to the recent storms, Recreation and Parks was able to forecast the storms and develop their plans to save water," he said.

In all, he said those 87 million gallons would be enough water for 500 families for an entire year.

Councilman Bob Blumenfield said the city can take additional steps to avoid storm runoff by using permeable materials whenever possible to help recharge the city`s groundwater supplies.

Councilman Felipe Fuentes, who chairs the Energy and Environment Committee, said he is working with the Bureau of Sanitation and the Department of Water and Power to devise ways to best use Mother Nature to build up the city`s water supplies.

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(c)2014 the Daily News (Los Angeles)

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