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California Looks to Stormwater Capture, Reuse

A plan to capture and reuse stormwater runoff in Los Angeles County could be a model for the state as it seeks to augment its shrinking water reserves, MSW Management reports.

The revisions to the county’s stormwater discharge permit, approved by the California Water Resources Board, provides a framework for cities to plan and build aquifer recharge systems and other forms of “green infrastructure,” according to the article.

A Verdantix report published earlier this year forecast green infrastructure strategies will gain popularity for water management.

Green infrastructure offers several business opportunities including a potential increase in land and property values, according to a UK Green Building Council report.

 

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One thought on “California Looks to Stormwater Capture, Reuse

  1. Having California communities pass rules requiring and supporting the capturing of stormwater reuse is a great idea but it’s not going to stop the war shortages their prolonged drought is causing. In fact, due to climate change this prolonged drought may, in fact, the permanent in which case new sources of potable water – other than groundwater – will still have to be found.

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