Los Angeles faces critical challenges to ensure water security and climate resilience.

 
 
 

60%    IMPORTED

LOS ANGELES IMPORTS WATER

Roughly 60% of the water supply in the County of Los Angeles is imported from another region. Local groundwater and recycled wastewater supply the rest.  Imported water nearly equals the amount of water which we let flow out to the ocean in any year.

7.6 BILLION GALLONS

GALLONS LOST IN A STORM

During a storm, roughly 7.6 billion gallons of fresh water drain straight out to the ocean instead of soaking in to the ground.  Most of the city’s stormwater is managed through an extensive network of concrete street gutters, storm drains, and flood control channels. 

70%  OUTDOORS 

SWIMMING POOLS & LAWNS

Californians use an average of 196 gallons of water per day.   ~70% of that water is used outdoors to water plants or fill swimming pools.   With the price of importing water going up and droughts becoming more frequent, we need to change our habits.

 
 

Water LA activates Angelenos

to capture, conserve, and reuse

local water sources

in the Yards and parkways of private residences

through nature–based solutions.