Strategies for Urban Acupuncture
Water LA offers a suite of simple and cost-effective nature based strategies—also known as “urban acupuncture ” strategies—for homeowners to implement regenerative and impactful water management practices on their properties. Captured water increases the groundwater supply, reduces water pollution, mitigates flood risk, and can support plants and trees that also help to clean air, provide habitat, beautify the landscape, sequester carbon, and shade streets and walkways.
Water LA uses rain tanks, rain grading, parkway retrofits, greywater systems, infiltration trenches, and permeable paving as the six major water management strategies to achieve these goals. As part of the process, Water LA also replaces turf grass with native plants and trees as well as edible gardens.