MEDIA ADVISORY:City Officials Mark 730 Million Gallons in Water Saved Annually through Recycled Water Irrigation Retrofit at City Golf Courses through $3 Million Annual Grant from Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

WHAT:
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) and City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks break ground on a recycled water irrigation retrofit project at Roosevelt Golf Course, the eighth City of Los Angeles public golf course to be irrigated with recycled water.

Using recycled water to irrigate city golf courses as well as implementing sustainable landscaping at several city parks, will result in 730 million gallons of drinking water conserved, enough to supply more than 6,700 single family homes in Los Angeles on an annual basis.

WHEN:
Thursday, September 13, 2018
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

WHERE:
Roosevelt Golf Course
2650 N. Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(entrance off of Vermont Ave.)

WHO:
David Ryu, Los Angeles Councilmember, 4th District
Sylvia Patsaouras, President of LA Department of Recreation and Parks Board of Commissioners
Michael A. Shull, LA Department of Recreation and Parks General Manager
Martin L. Adams, LADWP Chief Operating Officer

VISUALS:
Recycled water “purple pipe” in open trench to show what will be used to transport the recycled water; a new, efficient Whirlpool clothes washer to highlight LADWP’s water conservation rebates available to residential customers.

ADDITIONAL INFO:
Heels discouraged due to wet grass and soft earth in some areas of the golf course.

CONTACT:
Dept of Recreation & Parks
Rose Watson
(213) 202-2694 (o)

LADWP
Ellen Cheng
(213) 367-4141 (o)

 

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