Posts Tagged Pollution Prevention

2009 Stormwater Mitigation Handbook for LA Builders and Developers

The City of Los Angeles recently produced a new Standard Urban Stormwater Mitigation Plan (SUSMP) handbook entitled How to Build Protection for Mother Nature Into Your Project for local designers and developers. To view or download the handbook, click here. Depending on the type of project, either a Standard Urban Stormwater Mitigation Plan (SUSMP) or…

California Beach Pollution Still on the Rise

Information taken from LA Times article: California beaches face a rising tide of pollution, study finds by: Amy Littlefield The National Resource Defense Council (NRDC) reports a 4% increase in beach pollution violations from 2007-2008. According to the NRDC report, which collects data through the Environmental Protection Agency, 10% of water samples at California beaches…

Are You Eligible for the FREE Rainwater Harvesting Program?

What’s the Rainwater Harvesting Program? Earlier this month, the Stormwater Program rolled out the City’s first Rainwater Harvesting pilot program that will provide free assistance to residents and commercial businesses willing to collect rainwater for storage and use for their private property irrigation. The program aims to reduce the polluted rainwater that goes into the…

Stormwater Pollution During a Summer Drought? You Betcha…

As the heat rolls into Los Angeles and California enters another period of drought, you may be wondering why stormwater pollution is even an issue during these dry summer months. If there is no rain then there is no urban runoff, right? Well, not exactly. It’s true that the rainy months in our area increase…

LA Stormwater Reminds You to Help Prevent Pollution This Holiday Weekend

On Saturday, we celebrate another year of our nation’s independence with summer sun, backyard barbeques and firework displays throughout our neighborhoods. The City wants to wish all Angelenos a fun and safe 4th of July and remind everyone to put stormwater pollution prevention tactics to the test this weekend. Make the commitment to join the…

Home Improvement Stores Join the Team Effort for Pollution Prevention

As part of our program’s public outreach efforts, stormwater staff members visit home improvement stores through the City of Los Angeles to teach employees the fundamentals of pollution prevention. Our goal is to educate as many employees as possible on the proper use and disposal of paint, pesticides and fertilizers with the idea that they…

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