Sunday, September 20, 2009
Los Angeles, CA--Water Conservation Led To Millions In Property Damage
Venice, CA—Like its Italian namesake, this city has a large canal where Lincoln Avenue used to be. This is happening all over the Los Angeles area since they have gone on a water conservation kick complete with legal penalties for violations.
The conservation effort worked, at least kind of, as a lot of additional pressure was put on the pipes. The result is too much water with nowhere to go except until the water mains actually explode.
L.A.’s water pipes are too old to handle the stress and as a result much more water is wasted and homes and businesses got flooded.
I guess they need to rethink their water conservation plans. They must be learning how the road to Hell is paved too often with good intentions.