The Westropps installed a dry creek that channels water from their rain gutter to a detention basin. They removed the turf from the parkways and next to the driveway and replaced it with decomposed granite, and are in the process of swapping their vegetation over to California Friendly.
The Westropps were already committed to green practices, such as installing solar power and making biodiesel. Most recently, they took a second look at their front yard. “There’s a whole disconnect, living in a desert climate and having a home with a lawn,” said Marsha Westropp, watershed planner at OCWD.
Who made it happen?:
LID Consultant Doug Kent