When it rains in L.A. County, millions of gallons of water flow over paved surfaces like rooftops, sidewalks, parking lots, and streets. This "urban runoff" picks up animal waste, metals, oil, toxic materials, bacteria, and pathogens, carrying them to our storm drain system to be dumped into our local rivers and beaches, usually with little or no treatment.
We need strong protections to ensure that the cities and dischargers meet water quality standards that safeguard your and your family's health. The Regional Board will vote on a new stormwater permit that could result in dirtier water, and a higher risk of getting sick any time you swim or surf at our world renowned beaches. We urge the Regional Board to keep strong protections in place in the new stormwater permit. Regional Board members must require cities and dischargers to meet water quality standards that make it safe for you and your family.
The board is expected to vote on the new permit on October 5, so now is the time to have your voice heard in the fight for clean rivers, beaches and ocean. Show up to the hearing in numbers and let the board know that the public cares about this important issue. Please join us and Take the Hearing by Storm!
First 20 people to sign up AND show up to the hearing get a FREE Take L.A. by Storm T-Shirt!
Join the Heal the Bay staff for margaritas after the hearing at El Paseo Inn on nearby Olvera Street!
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Heal the Bay
Heal the Bay is a nonprofit environmental organization making Southern California coastal waters and watersheds, including Santa Monica Bay, safe, healthy and clean. We use science, education, community action and advocacy to pursue our mission.