The Fernandez Family, from Guatemala, met the WaterLA team during our door-to-door outreach program. After learning about the program, they agreed to partner with WaterLA to transform their home into a water capturing, saving, and reusing powerhouse by implementing all of the strategies offered.
After Joselita attended her first workshop at the house of her neighbor, Rick Hopkins, she created a Site Assessment of her property and involved her whole family in the process. They decided to expand on their edible garden by using a greywater watering system, adding a rain tank, creating both a parkway garden and infiltration trench to capture and infiltrate water into the groundwater table, and adding gutters to their home.
Part of the agreement of getting involved with WaterLA is to donate labor to neighbors who are completing similar projects. The Fernandez family donated their time to work on 2 other houses, planting an edible garden and creating a swale.
Economic and Environmental Impact
With the implementation of the 6 WaterLA strategies, the Fernandez family is saving up to 132,400 gallons of water and more than $800 on their water bill every year!
Water LA Strategies Implemented
- Edible Gardens
- Infiltration Trenches
- Native Planting
- Parkway Gardens
- Rain Tanks