Altadena Heritage will hold a Water Summit on September 23rd, a public forum to explore and explain the many and often mystifying water issues we face today, both individually and collectively.
Those on the Water Summit panel will include significant water power brokers in our area: Chris Stone, LA County's Water Resource Manager; Rich Atwater, Chairman of Foothills Municipal Water District (FMWD); and Tim Brick of the Arroyo Seco Foundation and former chairman of Metropolitan Water District.
Through panel discussion and public input, the intent is to work towards a better understanding of immediate and future challenges, and then consider all options, from the conservative to the innovative.
Included in the many topics up for discussion is the county's "street diet" program, which could narrow overly wide streets, allowing for more landscaping and curb cuts to channel stormwater runoff into front yards or larger open spaces. Can we, should we, try to attract such county-sponsored projects to our own town?
We live in a thirsty land. What will it cost to implement water-wise, water-saving plans and projects? What is the ultimate price we'll pay should we choose to do nothing at all?
So save the date: September 23rd, 7 pm, at the Altadena Community Center, 730 E. Altadena Drive.