Why do we NEED the preSIP?
We know from experience that well-crafted plans can save our Cities and citizens millions of dollars!
The 2020 EWMP Adaptation Pilot Study demonstrated that by using the most up-to-date scientific understanding in the watershed and strategically placing stormwater capture projects where they are most impactful, the ULAR Group can get to a clean L.A. River at a substantial savings over previous planning approaches and recommendations. See chart below for projected Pilot Study savings by using the most project-oriented approach.
Taking this approach to the full watershed scale will require a unified approach among all of the ULAR Group’s Cities and partners. The preSIP will link all stormwater projects in the watershed through a platform that can support both understanding how far the watershed has come to this point and testing out new project ideas that will ensure its health for the future.
Pilot Study Results: Total Project Cost by Type
Compared to EWMP Capital Cost
Outcomes from the Pilot Study showed that project-focused infrastructure planning could produce the same outcomes at 27% of the cost of original EWMP estimates for the assessment watershed. IMAGINE what this means for the full L.A. River!
What will the preSIP look like?
Simply put? A cleaner L.A. River.
While most of the details will take place behind the scenes, the preSIP will ultimately result in adaptive planning processes that ensure that year in and year out, the ULAR Group will be advancing the watershed to a cleaner future using the latest-available science and data, a unified planning/tracking platform, and the best multi-benefit stormwater projects throughout