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Van Nuys Green Street

Project Location
 
The Van Nuys Boulevard Green Street Project is located in Los Angeles City Council District 7 in a residential alley in the Pacoima community. The project site bordered by Van Nuys Boulevard to the south, Fillmore Street to the north, Laurel Canyon Boulevard to the west and San Fernando Road to the east.
 
Project Description
 
The Van Nuys Boulevard Green Street Project captures storm water from a 100-acre area and infiltrates the captured water into underground aquifers. In a normal wet season, this project has the potential to capture and infiltrate almost 31 million gallons of storm water into groundwater basins.
 
The project took a distributed approach and installed two types of green stormwater capture infrastructure at various locations around the neighborhood. A bioswale and dry well system or a porous concrete gutter and drywell system were constructed at 21 locations. Additionally, 65 shade trees were planted as part of the project.
 
This project is a joint partnership between the City of Los Angeles Sanitation and Environment, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the California State Coastal Conservancy.
 
The Van Nuys Boulevard Green Street Project was completed in February 2019.
 
Project Benefits
 
The project’s water quality and community benefits include:
  • Improves water quality in the Los Angeles River watershed
  • Increases groundwater recharge of the San Fernando Valley Groundwater Basin
  • Reduces the amount of pollutants such as bacteria, trash, nutrients and metals entering the Los Angeles River
  • Mitigates localized flooding during rain events
  • Provides aesthetic enhancements to the neighborhood
  • Assists the City of Los Angeles in meeting federal water quality standards
 
Project Funding
 
The total project budget was $3.36 million with major funding provided by Los Angeles Sanitation and Environment, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the California State Coastal Conservancy.
Green Street - Van Nuys - Map
Green Street - Van Nuys - Map
            Van Nuys Green Street Map
Green Street - Van Nuys - Before
Green Street - Van Nuys - Before
            Van Nuys Green Street Before
Green Street - Van Nuys - After
Green Street - Van Nuys - After
            Van Nuys Green Street After