Made possible with the passage of Measure W by LA County voters in 2018, the Safe Clean Water Program (or SCWP) creates a comprehensive, regional plan to address how we capture stormwater and reduce our region’s reliance on imported water. It is a two-pronged program that offers annual funding for both large-scale regional projects and smaller municipal-based projects. All projects must include nature-based solutions, which help to achieve the multi-beneficial goals of capturing, cleaning, and storing stormwater. This stored stormwater can then either be used to offset potable water demands or infiltrated back into underground aquifers. These projects must also provide community enhancements such as the rehabilitation of public parks, streets, alleys, and/or trails.
Community engagement is a vital component of the Safe Clean Water Program, and we value your involvement and input as we build this program. Here are three ways you can get involved:
This is an exciting opportunity for Los Angeles as we embark on this new, important environmental program. We look forward to partnering with you as, together, we create a more sustainable water future for all Angelenos.