When a program is 400% oversubscribed, you know you’ve got a winner. That’s what we found out over the last two years with the Rainwater Harvesting Pilot Program conducted by the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission, the California Coastal Conservancy and the City of Los Angeles Stormwater Program. In fact, we at LA Stormwater are so thrilled of the success of the program that we had to share the outcomes to keep the momentum of rain barrel installation going throughout the LA community.

As we hope to show here, it has been the eagerness and energy of early-adapting individuals and community groups who applied for grant funded barrel installation that have not only helped to gather important data on the benefits of rainwater harvesting for LA residents, but also act as living examples of these benefits to the media and their neighbors.

Check out our infographic to learn how LA rolled out the barrels to improve water quality.

If you are harvesting rainwater at your home or you’re inspired by the program’s success and you have a plan to start, share your rainwater harvesting experience with us in the comment section below!