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Swales are u-shaped basins in your landscape that capture rain, preventing it from flowing down streets and picking up pollution. Visit the Council for Watershed Health’s demonstration green street and alley at Elmer Avenue for ideas!
The first step is to find out if your soils allow water to quickly soak in. Perform a soil infiltration test by following the instructions in this Rainwater Harvesting Homeowner’s “How To” Guide.
The Safe Clean Water Program provides cost
saving incentives for removing paved surfaces and replacing them with sustainable landscapes. Visit WaterforLA.com for further information on where our water comes from, its connection to rivers and lakes upstream and how our actions can benefit our region.