The Benefits

Los Angeles is poised to transform once again to secure healthy, safe and reliable water for all the ways we live, work and play.

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OurWaterLA is engaging communities, businesses and organizations across the County to create a broad base of support to reinvent and reinvest in the water infrastructure we depend on. As Angelenos, we expect innovative, pioneering solutions that don’t just maintain the status quo but actively lead the way. That’s why LA County should prioritize cutting-edge water capture projects inspired by natural processes that can provide many different benefits simultaneously.


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Community Health

Investing in rainwater capture projects now will pay off in improved community health for generations to come. Our goal is to turn what has long been treated as a nuisance into a resource that will lead to cleaner, safer and happier neighborhoods.


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Economic Benefits

Los Angeles County’s aging water infrastructure is a significant financial risk in the face of our changing climate. Nature-based projects can protect LA from the dangers of an outdated water system, and at the same time improve quality of life and community health, build green jobs, and combat pollution.


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Environmental Benefits

Nature-based projects offer multiple benefits that achieve water quality and supply goals, restore habitat, create parks and open space in under-resourced communities, protect people from flooding, improve quality life and community health, provide shade, cool our neighborhoods, and build green jobs.

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OurWaterLA would like to recognize that the waters we work to protect are part of unceded Indigenous land. We would like to acknowledge and pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging.

OurWaterLA is currently pursuing consultation with local Indigenous Nations with the intention of understanding and uplifting Indigenous community needs and priorities. We would love to hear from any members of Indigenous Nations who would like to participate in consultation with OurWaterLA. If you are interested, please fill out this contact form.