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).Interested agencies, organizations and parties may review the Draft and Final EIR and other CEQA documents via the links provided below.LA Sanitation released the Draft EIR in August 2017 for public comment. The comment period concluded on October 16, 2017. LA Sanitation considered the public comments received on the Draft EIR to prepare the Final EIR. The Final EIR was released in April 2018. LA Sanitation anticipates a decision on the Project/EIR in May 2018.The Cities of Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Culver City, Inglewood and West Hollywood, the County of Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles County Flood Control District have partnered with the City of Los Angeles on this project, with LA Sanitation in the role as the lead agency.