Make your voice heard in the fight for clean water, rivers, and beaches. Show the Board of Supervisors the public supports the need for investing in our water future.
ACTION for OUR WATER FUTURE
County Board of Supervisors Hearing
Tuesday March 12, 9:30am-1pm
(Please arrive by 9:00 AM as we expect the room to fill up)
Kenneth Hall of Administration Rm 381B
500 West Temple St. Los Angeles CA
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Almost every waterway in the Los Angeles County has been found to be contaminated with toxins, trash and pollutants at levels well above public health standards and Clean Water Act regulations, and 7 of the 10 most polluted beaches in California are in LA County.
When it rains in L.A. County, millions of gallons of water flow over paved surfaces like rooftops, sidewalks, parking lots, and streets. “Urban runoff” is the largest source of water pollution in the region and flushes bacteria, toxic chemicals, and trash into storm drains, beaches, lakes and rivers with little or no treatment. And in a county that imports 2/3 of our drinking water, fresh free rainwater is not something we can afford to flush down the drain.
While activists have fought hard for strong protections to create and enforcewater quality standards to safeguard the health of our families, neither the county or cities have the needed funding to build and maintain water quality infrastructure needed to clean up our water.
LA County is developing a stormwater measure to provide funding for regional solutions to clean up our water. The Coalition for Our Water Future, a new alliance of community, business, and conservation leaders, has been working together to create an effective policy that has broad support. While there is more work to be done, County Supervisors need to see and hear from supporters now to move forward. Submit a letter to the Board of Supervisors on behalf of your organization, business, or as a resident. Your voice and presence on this issue could make the difference.
Please email letters to the Board via ExecutiveOffice@bos.lacounty.gov
HERE is a SAMPLE LETTER you can use & edit and put on your letterhead.