Theme Building Landscaping Undergoes Major Renovation in a Creative Effort to Save Water
Mayor Eric Garcetti, in an Executive Directive issued in October 2014, said, “Water is our most precious resource. With the drought now in its third year, we must be creative about the ways in which we conserve water.
In response to the Mayor’s directive and to thoughtfully respond to the drought Los Angeles World Airports has developed a number of water-wise projects. The latest of the Phase 1 projects was completed at one of the most iconic and well-known locations in the City of Los Angeles - the grounds of the LAX Theme Building. Approximately 30,000 square feet of turf have been replaced, resulting in a savings of more than 1.5 million gallons of water per year.
LAX has 107 acres of landscaped areas. In 2015, LAWA used reclaimed water to irrigate 48 percent of this area. LAX also decreased watering frequencies to twice per week, and developed plans for replacing turf and increasing the use of drought-tolerant landscaping around the LAX campus.