In early January, the USC Village was able to test and put to use it’s brand new stormwater collection system as rain poured on Los Angeles. The stormwater system operates entirely underground and has the capacity to collect up to 98,000 gallons of runoff through 57 drains area drains throughout the site. The system also includes other filtration networks that purify the water before it has the chance to access an aquifer down below. This was done in an effort to comply with and uphold the state’s CalGreen initiative that requires the attainment of at least 85% of rainwater runoff. The University Village surpasses the minimum requirement capturing 95% of rainwater runoff.
You can learn more about the CalGreen Initative here.
Read the full USC News article here.