Drought, water supply reliability and pollution
have sparked political action within the City of Los
Angeles (LA). The Low Impact Development (LID)
Ordinance seeks to capture the first ¾” of any rain event
for infiltration to LA’s drinking water aquifers. Since 88%
of LA’s water is currently imported from hundreds of
miles away, this represents a shift to local water use.
This project followed a scientific method to develop a
system of multifunctional greenways that address park
poverty while capturing stormwater through a variety of
BMPs. The client for this project is the City of LA Dept.
of Public Works Bureau of Sanitation (LADPW BOS).
Summary Report: Greenway Rivers Arterial Stormwater System (GRASS)