MAYOR VILLARAIGOSA, LADWP TO LAY OUT FAR-REACHING
20-YEAR WATER STRATEGY FOR LA
Water demand expected to grow 15 percent by 2030, while water supplies more tenuous
LOS ANGELES – Unveiling a plan to ensure water continues to flow in Los Angeles despite a worsening outlook, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will join LADWP leaders and environmentalists to lay out a long-term strategy for the City to meet growth in water demand over the next 20 years at 10:00 AM on Thursday, May 15, at the Japanese Garden, 6100 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys, California, 91406.
While dry seasons and the toll of climate change continue to threaten Los Angeles’ future water supply, population growth is expected to drive up water demand in Los Angeles by 15 percent by 2030.
Developed by the Mayor’s Office and LADWP, the “Securing LA’s Water Supply” plan calls for an aggressive, multi-pronged approach to meet this increase in demand, combining short-term steps to conserve water with long-term investment in water-efficient technology and water recycling.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Councilmember Wendy Greuel
Councilmember Bill Rosendahl
Nick Patsaouras, President, Board of Water and Power Commission
H. David Nahai, General Manager and CEO of LA Department of Water and Power
Tracey Esgoscu, Executive Officer of LA Regional Water Quality Control Board
Mark Gold, Executive Director of Heal the Bay
Press conference to lay out far-reaching, 20-year water strategy for LA.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
6100 Woodley Ave
Van Nuys, California, 91406
Media will have access to the Tillman Plant where the “purple pipes” that distribute recycled water throughout the City originate. The press conference will be held at the Japanese Gardens which uses only reclaimed water for irrigation and to fill its lake.
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