Many of our water supplies from distant sources are becoming more restricted and less consistent — the Sierra snowpack is becoming less reliable, the Colorado River is over-taxed, and we’ve witnessed a gradual decrease in rainfall over the last 100 years. As a result, increasing the volume of
stormwater we capture
is an important response to increasing our local water supply in the face of climate change and natural disasters. Stormwater capture projects are not only a way to improve our water supply — they can make us more resilient to the impacts of climate change, reduce localized flooding in vulnerable communities, and help grow our green economy.