The Stormwater Public Education and Outreach Section has developed a cost-effective program (by designing and producing all materials in-house) to inform the general public about the importance of keeping stormwater free of pollutants. Materials developed and produced by the section have been well-received across the United States with over 45 agencies nationwide requesting permission to use or re-print materials, as well as having received numerous awards.

The Public Education Section is embarking on creating a heightened awareness among Los Angeles area residents about the storm drain system in Los Angeles, but its focus will shift from a strictly ocean standpoint to also include the negative impact storm drain pollution on a neighborhood level and in the overall quality of life.

Outreach efforts have been grouped into four major areas: General Outreach, School Education, Business, and Employee Training. Working with the County of Los Angeles, the City will also provide residents with simple solutions (Best Management Practices) which will help change behaviors that unintentionally pollute storm drains.

The Public Education staff is also responsible for the creation and production of the program’s newsletter SPLASH, a quarterly publication for City Departments, environmental stakeholders and concerned citizens.

Administration | Inspection & Enforcement | Stormwater Compliance
Planning & Engineering | Pollution Assessment