August 8, 2023
Contact: Lisette Guzman
Public Information Officer
Los Angeles County Public Works
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Board of Supervisors approve $130 million in Safe, Clean Water Funding
LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today awarded $130 million in Safe, Clean Water funding to 25 new infrastructure projects, 6 new scientific studies, 5 new feasibility studies, and 12 renewed contracts for dedicated watershed coordinators to continue liaising with communities and agencies to best increase the region’s water resiliency through multi-benefit projects.
“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.
To date, a total of $513 million in Safe, Clean Water revenues has been awarded to more than 126 regional infrastructure projects across 50 municipalities. These funds are being leveraged with a variety of other funding sources for a total of over $1B in awarded and projected investments over the next 5 years, with $660 million of that supporting projects that benefit Disadvantaged Communities.
The $130 million approved today will fund new and ongoing projects, including:
- Hollenbeck Park Rehabilitation Project in the City of L.A.
- Edward Vincent Jr. Park Stormwater Improvements Projects in the City of Inglewood
- Rory M. Shaw Wetlands Park Project in the City of Sun Valley
- Spane Park in the City of Paramount
- Winery Canyon Channel and Descanso Gardens Stormwater Capture and Reuse Project in the City of La Canada Flintridge
Measure W: The Safe Clean Water Program was approved by voters in 2018 to provide local, dedicated funding to increase the region’s water supply, improve water quality, enhance communities, and protect public health.
As the first rounds of project come online in the next few years, the region will be able to capture another 18.5 billion gallons a year—enough to meet the annual water supply needs of 500,000 people.
Visit safecleanwaterla.org for more information.