A parched Los Angeles considers a radical water-conservation plan
By Gregory MonePosted 05.15.2008 at 3:30 pm 1 Comment
Officials in Los Angeles said today that they're going to reconsider a water conservation proposal that won't just ask residents to change their habits, but calls for recycling wastewater, too.
The plan would place restrictions on watering lawns and washing cars, and it would encourage residents to switch to less thirsty washing machines. But the most controversial part of the initiative would involve recycling water - refilling underground drinking supplies with treated wastewater. Los Angeles has tried this before, but critics forced officials to drop it.
Now, though, city officials say improvements in recycling technology make it a viable option.