The City of Los Angeles, in partnership with other cities, agencies and organizations, developed the Ballona Creek Enhanced Watershed Management Plan, which identifies measures and opportunities to ensure compliance with all Ballona Creek TMDLs and other water quality mandates, while maximizing potential benefits of stormwater for local water supply. (link to BC EWMP)
The Ballona Creek Bacteria Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Project is being proposed to meet water quality objectives established by the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board that address elevated bacteria levels and the water quality impairments of Ballona Creek and Estuary during dry weather. The project proposes utilizing treatment and low-flow diversion technology at three existing locations along Ballona Creek, Sepulveda Channel and Centinela Creek where water treatment or water quality facilities are already in place. This project will achieve compliance with TMDL water quality mandates, improve public health and the beneficial uses of Ballona Creek and Estuary, while providing a new source of water to offset potable water use by diverting a portion of the runoff to the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant. The County of Los Angeles and the cities of Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Culver City, Inglewood and West Hollywood are partnering together on this project with the City of Los Angeles, LA Sanitation in the role as the lead agency. A California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) environmental review process is being conducted for this project with the City of Los Angeles, LA Sanitation preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR). Notice of Availability Interested agencies, organizations and parties may review the Draft Environmental Impact Report. The link to the Draft EIR documents is provided at the bottom of this page.The public comment period for the Draft EIR for the Ballona Creek Bacteria TMDL Project has been extended for two weeks. Please submit your comments no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 16, 2017. LA Sanitation is soliciting comments on the Draft EIR. Please send your written/typed comments to LA Sanitation by one of the following delivery methods. In your comment(s), please include your name, email address, telephone number, address, and the subject line of Ballona Creek Bacteria TMDL EIR at the top of your comment(s). Email: LAStormwater@lacity.org Fax: 213-485-3939 US Mail: Mr. Hubertus Cox LA Sanitation – Watershed Protection Division 1149 S. Broadway, 10th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90015 LA Sanitation requests that written comments be provided at the earliest possible date, but no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 16, 2017.