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How to use this Toolkit

Learn about L.A. County’s stormwater needs and discover the smart, modern solutions to better protect our environment and maximize our water supply.

This toolkit will give you the resources to share information about making the water supply in L.A. County safe and clean for all. Enclosed are ready-to-use materials for your own channels such as websites, newsletters and social media.

Here are the key facts:

  • Over 100 billion gallons of water is wasted on average every year.
    L.A. County imports ⅔ of its water.
  • Over 4,000 tons of trash and plastics get cleaned from our beaches every year.
  • The rain we don’t catch washes chemicals, toxins, and trash into our rivers and oceans.
  • While unclean stormwater poses risks for everyone, stormwater problems are experienced differently across our region, with low-income communities often disproportionately affected.
  • Nature-based green stormwater infrastructure projects can capture and help clean more stormwater while providing environmental, recreational, economic, and health benefits to communities.
  • There are opportunities for cities and communities to help revitalize underused and disinvested areas that may be good locations for projects that help to build water and climate resiliency.
  • L.A. County and its 88 cities spend millions of dollars each year addressing damage to public and private property caused by uncontrolled stormwater runoff.
  • As climate change causes longer and more severe droughts that lower groundwater levels, local agencies will become more dependent on regional systems to provide clean water at affordable costs.

Spread the word

Pass on this information to family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors. Add our key facts to your organization’s website and in your newsletters, sending your communites to safecleanwaterla.org.

Utilize social media

Engage your social network by sharing the facts and our vision across your channels. Be part of the conversation about safe clean water by including our hashtag #RainitinLA

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Did you know that over 100 billion gallons of rainwater were wasted and went down the drain last year? Remember this number. It’s a sad fact every L.A. County resident should know. Visit SafeCleanWaterLA.org to learn more. #RainItInLA

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Did you know that two-thirds of our water is being imported from remote and increasingly dry sources? Remember this number. It’s a fact every LA County resident should know. Visit SafeCleanWaterLA.org to learn more. #RainItInLA

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Did you know that stormwater picks up plastic, trash, and chemicals, and every year L.A. County has to remove over 4,000 tons of garbage from our beaches? Remember this number. It’s a sad fact every L.A. County resident should know. Visit SafeCleanWaterLA.org to learn more. #RainItInLA

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L.A. County is turning umbrellas upside down. Find out why. Visit SafeCleanWaterLA.org to learn more. #RainItInLA

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