Hahn Announces 30 Million Dollars in Grants For Local Cities for Stormwater Capture Projects

Hahn Announces 30 Million Dollars in Grants For Local Cities for Stormwater Capture Projects



Los Angeles, CA - Supervisor Janice Hahn has announced that 13 cities and unincorporated areas in her district have been awarded grants totaling $30 million dollars from the County of Los Angeles for stormwater capture infrastructure projects.

The grants are part of the Safe, Clean Water Program paid for by revenue raised through the Measure W tax, which was approved by voters in 2018. Measure W currently generates approximately $140.7 million annually across LA County for projects to improve the local water supply.

“Droughts are becoming more common, and we need to be able to capture the little rainwater we do get when we get it,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “Voters were thinking ahead when they passed Measure W. Now we are taking that funding and investing it directly in local projects that capture, clean, and store stormwater so that we can be prepared for future droughts.”

In Supervisor Hahn’s Fourth District, grants were awarded to projects in the cities of Long Beach, Lakewood, Bellflower, Norwalk, Downey, Paramount, Cerritos, Manhattan Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles (Wilmington), Rolling Hills Estates, Diamond Bar, and the unincorporated community of South Whittier.

The Stormwater Investment Plan for Fiscal Year 2021-2022, which includes the funding for these projects, was approved unanimously on Wednesday by the Board of Supervisors. You can read the full Stormwater Investment Plan by clicking here and see a breakdown of grants for each city below:

 

City of Long Beach

  • -Long Beach Municipal Urban Stormwater Treatment (LB MUST): $5,000,000
  • -El Dorado Regional Park: $2,100,000
  • -Skylinks Golf Course at Wardlow Stormwater Capture Project: $1,638,457


City of Lakewood

  • -Bolivar Park: $198,225
  • -Mayfair Park: $253,225


City of Bellflower

  • -Caruthers Park: $177,000
  • -Bellflower Simms Park Stormwater Capture Project: $2,141,987


City of Norwalk

  • -Hermosillo Park: $1,860,000


City of Downey

  • -Furman Park Stormwater Capture and Infiltration Project: $606,386


City of Paramount

  • -Spane Park: $891,984


City of Cerritos

  • -Cerritos Sports Complex: $1,940,800


City of Manhattan Beach

  • -South Santa Monica Bay Water Quality Enhancement: 28th Street Storm Drain: $1,497,100


City of Torrance

  • -Stormwater Basin Expansion Project: $4,505,000
  • -Parkway BMPs for Dominguez Channel/ Harbors: $300,000*


City of LA – Wilmington

  • -Neighborhood Greening Project Wilmington: $662,727


City of Rolling Hills Estates

  • -Palos Verdes Peninsula Multi-Benefit Flow Diversion Project: $300,000*

City of Diamond Bar

  • -Sunset Crossing Park Multi-Benefit Stormwater Project $300,000

Unincorporated South Whittier

  • -Adventure Park Multi Benefit Stormwater Capture Project: $5,500,000
  • -Sorensen Park Multi-Benefit Stormwater Capture Project: $300,000*



* = funding for technical support to projects such as studies, design, etc. All other funding is for construction and infrastructure.

 

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  • Liz Odendahl
    published this page in Press Releases 2021-09-17 15:32:39 -0700