Measure W, LA’s tax for stormwater recycling, wins by a small margin. Prior to the the count of a few final votes, Supervisor Sheila Kuehl shared their hopes for the measure passing. “Without Measure W, we faced an ever more urgent challenge to meet our water needs. I’m gratified that LA County voters recognized the need and were ready to take up the task.”
California takes another step in the right direction of stormwater capture. Water is the earth’s most valuable resource and with the help of Measure W, Torrent and our work with local civil engineers, we will ensure it’s availability for future generations.
What does Measure W hope to accomplish? Take a look below!
2. It would help protect our coastal waters and beaches from the trash and contaminants that make people sick and threaten marine life.
Every day in L.A.—and especially when it rains—trash and contaminants pollute our waterways and ocean, making people sick and killing marine life. Paved-over and flood-prone communities are especially at risk of exposure to contaminants found in stormwater runoff. It’s also the reason why beaches are closed during heavy rains.
A smarter water program wouldn’t just mean more local water—it would also mean safer water for the entire region. By capturing and cleaning the rain before it has a chance to pick up contaminants, we would reduce the risk that dirty, polluted runoff poses to our communities and the marine life that call our region home.
3. It would modernize our 100-year-old water system infrastructure.
Much of our one-hundred-year-old infrastructure wasn’t designed to capture stormwater. In fact, we end up wasting more than 100 billion gallons of it—along with other water—every year. That’s a big deal in a county that imports two-thirds of its water from hundreds of miles away.
The Safe Clean Water Program would fund projects and programs that capture and clean that rainwater, so we can save it for future use.
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