The Fernandez Home

 
 

PARTNERING WITH WATER LA

The Fernandez Family, from Guatemala,  transformed their home by implementing all of the strategies offered.  They decided to expand on their edible garden by using a greywater watering system, adding a rain tank, creating both a parkway garden and infiltration trench to capture and infiltrate water into the groundwater table, and adding gutters to their home.

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WATER LA STRATEGIES IMPLEMENTED

 

 

Edible Gardens

Greywater

Infiltration Trenches

Native Planting

Parkway Gardens

Rain Tanks

Rain Gardens

After Joselita attended her first workshop at the house of her neighbor, Rick Hopkins, she created a Site Assessment of her property and involved her whole family in the process. They decided to expand on their edible garden by using a greywater watering system, adding a rain tank, creating both a parkway garden and infiltration trench to capture and infiltrate water into the groundwater table, and adding gutters to their home.

Part of the agreement of getting involved with WaterLA is to donate labor to neighbors who are completing similar projects. The Fernandez family donated their time to work on 2 other houses, planting an edible garden and creating a swale.

ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

With the implementation of the 6 WaterLA strategies, the Fernandez family is saving up to 132,400 gallons of water and more than $800 on their water bill every year!