Green LA Girl noted the LA Times’ coverage of the recent and upcoming rainstorms, and zeroed in on one sentiment in the article — that we were getting all this water, but we weren’t doing anything to save it, even with a drought and impending DWP water rate hikes.

She’s got a great post up about the TreePeople’s underground water cistern, which was able to snag and store 216,000 gallons (!) of water from the recent rain. So, she wonders, when is the city going to get on board and start retrofitting parks and other open areas to collect rainwater, like other desert cities?

The post is a good read, and includes an in-depth explanation of the simple renovations on display at the TreePeople’s center, which you can check out while hiking in Fryman Canyon.

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