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LA Sanitation Receives Environmental Awards

LA Sanitation received three 2017 National Environmental Achievement Awards (NEAA) on February 6th during NACWA’s 2017 Winter Conference. These prestigious national awards were granted for three different LA Sanitation environmental projects. LASAN received the Operations & Environmental Performance Award for the Avalon Green Alley Network, where abandoned and trash-filled alleys were redeveloped using permeable pavement and native plants…

New Broadway Stormwater Project Unveiled

Councilmember Curren Price Jr., representing the New 9th District, and other city officials unveiled the new Broadway Neighborhood Stormwater Greenway Project today at a ribbon cutting ceremony at Paradise Baptist Church in South Los Angeles. The project included the installation of a 417,000-gallon underground infiltration basin below the parking lot of Paradise Baptist Church. Four…

LA’s Clean Streets Goes High Tech

In an effort to keep more than 9,100 miles of Los Angeles streets and alley clean, Mayor Eric Garcetti recently announced the most comprehensive street-by-street cleanliness assessment system in the U.S. “CleanStat” will use dashcam video footage and GIS data to provide a block-by-block assessments of the entire city every three months. Modeled after LAPD’s…

Manchester Neighborhood Greenway Opens

Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson, District 8, city officials and local residents dedicated the new Manchester Neighborhood Greenway in South Los Angeles on March 17, 2016. The $650,000 project converted a neglected pedestrian pathway into a low-maintenance green walkway and features new native shade trees and drought-tolerant landscaping, a walkway of permeable pavers overlaying an infiltration basin,…

LA’s Latest Anti-Litter Action

Overflowing garbage cans are a serious blight on LA’s buzzing sidewalks, sending trash tumbling into the streets, which can lead to clogged  catch basins and polluted local waterways. But thanks to efforts in Council District 1—an area that includes Highland Park, Echo Park, Westlake, Chinatown and Pico Union—66 solar-powered trash compactors are now hitting litter…

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LA Emergency Contact Numbers

When a storm strikes, one of the most important things to know is who to call for help. Whether you want to report a flooded street or receive updates on storm-related news, the City of Los Angeles has a number you can call for information. For life-threatening emergencies, always call 911 first. For other issues,…

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7 Ways LA is Ready for El Niño

El Niño is coming, and if predictions are correct, Los Angeles could get more than of 30 inches of rain in the next twelve months. That would make it the rainiest season since El Niño tracking began in the 1950s. For our drought-stricken Southland, the prospect of rain is great news. However, rain in Los…

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10 Ways to Weather El Niño

With California battling its fourth year of severe drought, it’s no wonder the prospect of an El Niño rainy season gets us excited. If current predictions are correct, LA could get more than 30 inches of rain in the next 12 months! Unfortunately, all of that rainfall will likely bring flooding and mudslides, as well as…

Discovery Cube Los Angeles To Open November 13

You climb aboard a helicopter that virtually whisks you up and away, magically flying you over and under the San Fernando Valley exploring Los Angeles’ complex water recycling and treatment system.  You enter the Aquavator, an elevator that uses virtual reality magic to plunge you hundreds of feet into the earth where you learn about underground…

Environmental Fun For The Holidays

Happy Holidays from LA Stormwater! The kids are out of school and the holidays are upon us. While it’s always fun to have your children at home, with all that needs to be done, we know you’ll be looking for activities to keep your little elves entertained and occupied while you wrap presents, bake another…

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