Manhattan Beach Project Will redirect Urban Runoff And Pollutants Away From Ocean

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today accepted the construction of a new low-flow diversion that was recently completed in the City of Manhattan Beach along 28th Street.

Low-flow diversions are designed to keep non-storm water flows from reaching the ocean by instead diverting the water into a sewage treatment plant. This new diversion joins 17 other similar County-owned and operated diversions in the South Bay designed to redirect urban runoff and improve water quality along the coast. The total cost of the Manhattan Beach project was $895, 808.

With each new diversion project in the South Bay, we are expanding our efforts to improve the quality of water flowing into Santa Monica Bay and decreasing the amount of toxins and pollutants in runoff water from entering the ocean, said Supervisor Don Knabe.