Los Angeles, CA—Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the distribution of $130,455,070 to Los Angeles County Public Works for stormwater capture projects through the Safe, Clean Water project. $42,404,419 of those dollars will go toward projects in 13 cities in the Fourth District. Safe, Clean Water funds are generated by the Measure W parcel tax passed by voters in 2018.
“The wet winter we had this year and the hot summer we’re in now are red flags: our weather is becoming more unpredictable. That means our traditional sources of water will be less reliable. This historic investment in capturing stormwater under communities across LA County is setting us up to meet this moment,” said Chair of the Board Janice Hahn.
Two Safe, Clean Water projects are already under construction by Los Angeles County Public Works in Hahn’s district. In February, Hahn broke ground on a 6.4 million gallon underground and above-ground runoff capture system at Adventure Park in South Whittier. There is also a stormwater capture component to a new park currently under construction in the unincorporated community of Walnut Park, which will open later this year. The underground infiltration will capture water from an area of more than 31 acres surrounding the park.
“The funds approved today by the Board of Supervisors will go a long way towards ensuring all Los Angeles County residents have access to safe, clean, and reliable water resources,” said Los Angeles County Public Works Director Mark Pestrella P.E.
Among the cities receiving the largest funds are Paramount, with a total of $11,618,308 for stormwater capture projects are Progress Park and Spane Park, Bellflower, with $5,632,570 for John S. Simms and Carruthers Parks, and La Mirada, with $5,752,200 for the La Mirada Creek Park Project.
Click here for a complete list of projects in the Fourth District, including in the cities of Downey, South Gate, Huntington Park, Lakewood, Long Beach, Artesia, La Habra Heights, Los Angeles, Lomita, and Torrance.