The city of Los Angeles recently announced that it had acquired 1,000 55-gallon syrup barrels and rain barrel conversion kits from Coca-Cola, with the goal of repurposing those barrels and distributing them for free to residential customers.
Mayor Eric Garcetti signed an executive directive today calling for a 20 percent reduction in the city's fresh water use by 2017, and a 50 percent cut in the amount of imported water purchased by the Department of Water and Power by 2024.
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