JUST IN: LAUSD remains a huge water waster as state conservation efforts continue to slip
As the state reported today that Californians’ conservation efforts are slacking off, millions of gallons of water are still being wasted each year by LA Unified because of unnecessary flushing of the water fountains, a report revealed Tuesday. Plans to end the practice won’t take place until the end of the 2017-18 school year, but board...
By Mike Szymanski | October 5, 2016
Water, water everywhere, and LAUSD seeking ways to conserve it
Conserving water and investing in new water stations will save LA Unified money in the long run, according to a report released yesterday. The report, from chief facilities director Mark Hovatter, also said eliminating the flushing just to clear lead from drinking water would save 9,500 gallons of water a day or 2.5 million gallons a...
By Mike Szymanski | January 20, 2016
Federal grant helping LA Unified spread the word about drought
LA Unified students are learning about water conservation methods needed locally because of the drought, and the effort got a big boost last week from a $50,000 federal grant. An award from the Environmental Protection Agency is intended to support a pilot program to teach students how to conserve water. It’s part of the “One...
By Mike Szymanski | August 24, 2015