STORMCATCHER SYSTEM COLLECTS RAIN WATER, SHOWCASED TO LA RESIDENTS


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Water catchment may have been just a buzzword a few years ago, but with the recent droughts in California, the makers of StormCatcher—A slick rainwater catchment system—hope it becomes part of the vernacular. Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti, recently demonstrated the unit in front of several Southern California onlookers in an effort to show just how simple this system (and other like it) can be. With coordination between city and county water authorities—and the potential help from El Niño—topping off from hard surface run-off could potentially offer relief for problems like drought, soil erosion, and other associated issues in this new era of low precipitation.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti showcased an experimental water conservation system known as StormCatcher as an effort to help city residents save water during California's severe drought.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti showcased an experimental water conservation system known as StormCatcher as an effort to help city residents save water during California's severe drought.

City officials are seeing El Nino as a potential ally in the battle against California's dwindling water supply, and a StormCatcher was installed at a North Hollywood home to show residents how the system works.

A new collaboration between city and county water agencies is paying to see if systems like this -- hooked up to the internet and installed at homes countywide -- would not only replenish our water supplies, but also prevent flooding.

via ABC

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