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LA Confidential, Continued from page 21 The Elmer Avenue Neighborhood Retrofit showcases both the technologies and tech- Bureau of Engineering is leading a project niques for Los Angeles to achieve greater to increase the amount of flow captured resource sustainability including a more and maximize the life of the subsurface reliable local water supply. The projects infiltration galleries. These two projects are have been instrumented to quantify perfor- estimated to double the design capture to mance; monitoring demonstration projects 32 acre-feet, annual average. post-installation is critical to future projects Before After being optimized. So too is acceptance by residents and community members; educa- tion is an important part of the project. We welcome readers to visit our website, www.watershedhealth.org, to learn more about these projects and to see all those who committed time, money, in-kind resources and passion to making the Elmer Before After 22 SOURCE summer 2012


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