I almost didn't go to the Forum today - feared it might be the same low tech rainwater propaganda I have heard too many times...but I was completely wrong. Terrific talks by Neal Shapiro from Santa Monica City who has been working on new state legislation to demystify the use of rainwater inside buildings for non‐potable uses...followed by some super‐nice graphics and even prettier case studies at residential and commercial level by Brent Bucknam from Hyphae in the East Bay… then John from WaterSprout and Michael Williamson from ARUP talking about some big scale projects in Singapore. Thing that made me happiest? Its a tie between Shapiro "using rainwater inside while its raining is really useful" - FINALLY! Because to date California has wanted to use rainwater solely for irrigating through its impossibly dry four‐month summer...and the throwaway by Bucknam that the seven HOGs he installed at David Gottfried's house in Oakland two years ago have taken that home's toilet water use entirely off the city water grid! Headline news for HOG!!!
Sally Dominguez writes, skis, designs and teaches, is curious about most things and loves Dr Seuss.