Rainwater harvesting coming to city near you?
I have been an advocate of rainwater harvesting and redirecting for a long time. It looks like the City of Los Angeles is going to make it law finally! In an article on Treehugger (http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/02/los-angeles-may-get-mandatory-rainwater-harvesting-law.php?campaign=th_rss_science)
it looks like it may become law sometime in 2011. It looks to be a pretty well designed law, but of course the devil is always in the details
I believe that adoption of this is going to take some pretty extensive marketing on the City’s part. Developer’s are going to be making the calculation on which is cheaper, the on-site improvements or the fine. We need to get to the point where the only thought is how to make this happen. This will only come about if solutions that are acceptable to the City planners are put forward to the developer rather than waiting for the developers to propose them. It is this back and forth game that is what puts the uncertainty in this process and the frustration on the developer’s part. The solutions proposed by the City have to be pleasing to the eye as well as practical to implement.
This is very important and I hope they put together a great program, the health of the area’s water supply may depend on it.
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