The mission of the Watershed Protection Program is to protect the beneficial uses of receiving waters while complying with all flood control and pollution abandonment mandates. The program employs a multi-pronged approach to ensure the City of Los Angeles is in compliance with regulations and reduce the amount of pollution flowing into and through regional waterways. More about Watershed Protection
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Municipalities, non-governmental organizations and community members are working collaboratively to develop and implement Enhanced Watershed Management Plans for Los Angeles' five watersheds.
Enforcement of LA's Stormwater and Urban Runoff Pollution Control ordinance is key to protecting watersheds. Environmental officers enforce laws, investigate environmental crimes and refer cases to the City's Attorney's Office for evaluation and possible prosecution.
Proposition O authorizes the City of Los Angeles to fund projects (up to $500 million) that prevent and remove pollutants from our regional waterways and ocean, consequently protecting public safety and meeting Federal Clean Water Act regulations.