LA County supervisors approve $ 144 million for water supply projects; $ 23 million for SGV – Streetsblog Los Angeles
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors recently awarded more than $ 144 million in safe, clean water funding to 78 projects aimed at increasing the region’s water resilience.
The Safe Clean Water program, also known as Measure W, was approved by voters in 2018 and provides dedicated local funding to increase the region’s water supply, improve water quality, strengthen communities and protect public health. To date, a total of $ 240 million has been allocated in the first two years of the regional Safe, Clean Water program, in addition to the $ 110 million returned each year directly to 85 cities in the region.
The $ 144 million that has just been approved by the Supervisory Board, as well as the allocations allocated for the next 4 years (over $ 480 million in total), will finance new and ongoing projects that harness water. of rainfall over 207,000 acres and spanning 38 cities and will increase annual precipitation capture by an average of 54,664 acre-feet, enough to supply 400,000 people per year. The allocations will also fund 12 watershed coordinator positions to provide technical resources, education and connectivity across the region and 18 feasibility and scientific studies advancing the goals of the Safe and Clean Water program.
Streetsblog LA analysis shows more than $ 23 million will go to the San Gabriel Valley:
Click here for a full list of SGV projects. Discover other projects on the Safe Clean Water program portal.
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