Water Quality Compliance Master Plan

Water Quality Compliance Master Plan

In 2009, the City of Los Angeles adopted the Water Quality Compliance Master Plan, a 20-year strategy for clean stormwater and urban runoff to reduce the pollution flowing into local rivers, creeks, lakes and beaches.

By promoting green infrastructure, the WQCMP seeks a broad watershed-based perspective using green and natural solutions to improve water quality and maintain Los Angeles’ compliance with current and emerging watering quality regulations. The master plan:

The WQCMP seeks a broad watershed-based perspective using green and natural solutions to improve Los Angeles water quality.

  • Describes the existing status of urban runoff management in Los Angeles and watershed management efforts by Los Angeles and other organizations
  • Identifies key issues for the future of urban runoff management
  • Provides strategic guidelines for improving the quality of Los Angeles’ rivers, creeks, lakes and ocean
  • Identifies opportunities for collaboration among City departments and with non-governmental organizations
  • Describes how rainwater can be used beneficially to augment our water supply

The City of Los Angeles' Water Quality Compliance Master Plan is available for download