Ask LA Stormwater: Can I drain my pool water into the street?

06/29
By LA Stormwater in Best Management Practices     
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A: Yes, but there are things to consider first. Draining your pool can wreak havoc on the environment if it’s not done properly. When poured down storm drains, chemical-laden pool water ultimately makes its way to local waterways, where it can kill off fish and seriously threaten water quality. The City of Los Angeles allows…

Made in the Shade

06/21
By LA Stormwater in Best Management Practices     
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June 21 is the official start of summer with the longest day of the year. While we often get moments of cloudiness with our “June gloom,” the summer sun can beat down and heat you up. During the drought, it’s especially important to care for the trees that provide us (and our city) with needed…

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