Ask Chris: Who is the Largest User of Water in Los Angeles? And What Are They Doing to Conserve?

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With more than 1,000 buildings, the Los Angeles Unified School District splashes through 2.5 billion gallons of water annually. Christos Chrysiliou, LAUSD’s director of sustainability, says newer structures feature water-conscious landscaping (permeable asphalt and bioswales) to keep too much of our precious resource from flowing out to sea. A Van Nuys school is even using “purple pipe” (recycled water) to maintain its grounds.

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