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Slip-N-Slide Organizers Respond To Angelenos Worried About The Drought

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The organizers behind a controversial plan to bring a 3-block slip-n-slide to downtown in the middle of a drought have responded to their critics.

Slide The City gave a few details about their efforts to conserve water at the one-day event in September on Facebook and Twitter. They say they'll be recycling water (after treating it with pool chemicals, thankfully!):



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They didn't say just how much water the event uses (editor's note: see update below!) to give us an idea about how that might compare to, say, the water usage at fountains that have been turned off around the state, the Great UCLA Flood of 2014 or our state's thirsty agriculture industry.

This probably won't mollify critics of the plan who take military showers, have sworn off almonds and adhere to the "if it's yellow, let it mellow" mantra.

Update [3:40]: According to Slide The City president T.R. Gourley, the gigantic slide will use between 15,000 to 20,000 gallons of water that will be recycled and properly disposed. When asked of his response to critics of the event, he joked that he would stop showering and watering his lawn for a few weeks and also throw out his aquarium, but also said: "While we are conscious of the drought going on, we are also conscious of people who have lived in a drought for their entire lives," and said that a portion of the proceeds would be going towards to help those without access to clean water around the world.

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