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Awards and Accomplishments

  • The Program currently raises approximately $280 million annually to implement stormwater capture projects that increase water supply, improve water quality, and provide community enhancements
  • In Oct 2020, Board adopted the first annual Stormwater Investments Plan, including allocating nearly $100M for FY2020-21 ($358M projected over 5 years) for 41 projects, 16 feasibility studies, 4 scientific studies, and 12 Watershed Coordinators across the 9 Watershed Areas
  • In March 2021, began on-boarding Watershed Coordinators (WCs). WASCs have approved the nine Watershed Area’s Strategic Outreach and Engagement Plans prepared by their Watershed Coordinators.
  • In Spring 2021, Public Works released interim guidance on Partial Funding, Nature-Based Solutions and Disadvantaged Community Benefits.
  • In Sept 2021, Board adopted FY 21-22 Stormwater Investment Plans, including allocating nearly $144M for FY2021-22 ($480M projected over 5 years) for 36 projects, 12 feasibility studies, 6 scientific studies, and 12 Watershed Coordinators across the 9 Watershed Areas.
  • In Fall 2021, the District initiated the Metrics and Monitoring Study which will help enable adaptive management of the Safe Clean Water Program (SCWP) by building out the means of measuring and tracking program impacts and mapping regional conditions relevant to SCWP Program Goals.
  • In Oct 2022, Board adopted FY 22-23 Stormwater Investment Plans, including allocating over $144M for FY2022-23 ($431M projected over 5 years) for 24 projects, 6 feasibility studies, 6 scientific studies, and 12 Watershed Coordinators across the 9 Watershed Areas.

2022 Challenge Award Winner

California State Association of Counties (CSAC)

2022  Featured Article – Safe, Clean Water Program Improves Resilience

California Water Publication – Long Beach/South Bay Edition

2022 NACo Achievement Award Winner

National Association of Counties

2022 Sustainable Engineering Award

ASCE Metro LA Branch

2021 Golden Eagle Nominee and Top 10 Productivity and Quality Award

Board of Supervisors Quality and Productivity Commission

2021 Outstanding Sustainable Stormwater Project or Program

California Stormwater Quality Association

2019 – First Place: Improving Water Quality Campaign (Large Service Population)

National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies

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