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

Our in-house historian has the answer

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.