About SCWP

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In 2018, Los Angeles County voters approved Measure W, a special parcel tax funding the Safe, Clean Water Program (SCWP). This program provides local, dedicated funding to increase water supply, improve water quality and create community enhancements throughout the County while supporting compliance with federal clean water mandates and addressing climate change.

A key focus of the Safe, Clean Water Program is the concept of water capture, which involves collecting rainwater –  cleaning it, storing it and using it locally. This can be achieved through a variety of methods, including nature-based solutions with a focus on a multi-benefit approach that takes into consideration how other environmental, community and economic benefits can be achieved.

The Safe, Clean Water Program’s vision, mission and goals align with the City of Los Angeles’ Sustainability Plan, which envisions a more sustainable, equitable and livable future for our region and enables Los Angeles to:
  • Protect water quality
  • Protect local rivers, creeks, lakes and bays
  • Assist in compliance with federal, state and local water quality mandates
  • Improve flood control
  • Create more green space
  • Reduce Los Angeles’ reliance on imported water
  • Develop new water supplies, and
  • Empower local communities
As the lead agency for the City of Los Angeles’ watershed management and water quality compliance programs, LA Sanitation & Environment is partnering with other City departments, the County of Los Angeles, other municipalities, regional agencies and non-governmental stakeholders to coordinate the City of Los Angeles’ Safe, Clean Water Program. For information and documents related to the Safe, Clean Water Program’s progress, please visit the Los Angeles City Council File.

For more information about the County of Los Angeles’ Safe, Clean Water Program please visit their website.

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