Millions in Grants for Stormwater Collection
California’s State Water Resources Control Board will provide $9.5 million in grants to be given to 28 different stormwater-capture projects in California. The aim of these grants is to continue battling California’s five-year drought with stormwater and groundwater. “Ultimately, our goal is to decrease our dependency on imported water and really try to improve our local resources,” said Steven Kuo, project engineer at the Department of Water and Power in Los Angeles.
Of the 28 projects, the largest is expanding the Tujunga Spreading Grounds in Los Angeles. The aim is to double Tujunga’s capacity to capture stormflows and recharge groundwater aquifers.