LADWP Takes Watershed Approach to Turf Removal
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) turf removal rebates will now require a watershed-level approach, thanks to a 3-2 vote from LADWP's Board of Commissioners on August 16.
Under the new criteria, plastic turf will no longer be a part of the rebate program, and turf removal projects will need to maximize stormwater capture and promote healthy habitats, such as through storing and infiltrating more rainfall, planting native vegetation and cultivating living soil. We thank LADWP and all of our Green LA partners for their leadership on this effort!
Plus, on the same day, LADWP unanimously approved a new initiative to ensure equity of water and power services for all Angelenos. The Equity Metrics Data Initiative (EDMI) will track, measure and report data related to resource allocation and quality of service for all communities throughout LA.
"As we move to 50 percent renewable energy by 2030, it is imperative that all our communities, both affluent and low income, have the infrastructure necessary to get on board with energy efficiency, solar and electric vehicles and the inherent economic opportunities created by the new, green economy," comments William Funderburk, Vice President of the Board of Water and Power Commissioners.