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Don't Worry, The Water From The Giant Downtown Slip-N-Slide Won't Go To Waste

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The wildly popular but also controversial plan to bring a slip-n-slide downtown right in the middle of a drought is getting support from city officials thanks to a plan to reuse that water.

City Councilman Jose Huizar has been meeting with representatives of the company Slide The City to come up with plan that would appease those worried about the drought or downtown traffic, according to KPCC. Slide The City already said that it was planning on recycling the 15,000 gallons of water the event requires in response to critics who said the event was irresponsible. But the new plan hammered out with city officials would require the company to collect the water to be reused in Griffith Park.

The event is also going to be moved to Sunday, September 28 instead of the day before. The original proposal had the slide going down Olive Street. But now it's going to stretch along Temple Street, between the federal courts building and City Hall (a pretty quiet section on a Sunday).

The event isn't a go just yet. KPCC says the Bureau of Street Sanitation makes the final decision. It's not clear when they'll make it, but support from Huizar helps.

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T.R. Gourley, CEO of Slide the City, said they have 3,500 tickets for the event. He says despite the drought controversy and petitions asking to cancel the event, he's not worried about how well the event will do. He told KPCC, "We haven’t done any marketing in the area yet, and we have about 17,000 emails of people that want to participate in the event."

Drought Be Damned, Tickets Are On Sale For That Giant Water Slide Downtown