Fed Stimulus: Los Angeles Clean Water Projects Win Stimulus Funding

City of Los Angeles and Santa Monica low flow diversion projects (low flow stormwater is sent to wastewater treatment plants for clean-up) (credit: City of LA)

City of Los Angeles and Santa Monica low flow diversion projects (low flow stormwater is sent to wastewater treatment plants for clean-up) (credit: City of LA)

The California State Water Resources Control Board released a list of projects receiving stimulus funds. The stimulus funding is almost all gone and projects have been selected – now it’s time to kick construction into high-gear and get to work!

ARRA Stimulus Logo

THE SWRCB is in charge of selecting wastewater/stormwater projects for Federal Stimulus funding after California received $280-million for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund. The stimulus funds were approved by the and President in February as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Projects must start digging or be under contract by February 17, 2010. The SWRCB estimates hundreds of jobs will be created by these projects. The ARRA funding is a mix of stimulus dollars and regularly allocated Clean Water Start Revolving Fund dollars – the SWRCB has simply lumped the projects together under a “Stimulus Projects” heading.

Los Angeles County projects announced so far:

  • City of Los Angeles – Santa Monica Bay Low Flow Diversions Upgrades – $4,340,000
  • City of Long Beach – Colorado Lagoon Beaches Restoration – $3,200,000
  • City of Long Beach – LA River VSS Unit – $583,000
  • City of Hermosa Beach – Hermosa Strand Infiltration Trench – $950,850
  • City of Redondo Beach – Sapphaire Storm Drain Low Flow Diversion – $200,000
  • City of Los Angeles – Mar Vista Recreation Center Stormwater Treatment Retrofit – $1,766,568
  • Water Replenishment District (Lakewood) – Vander Lans Advanced Water Treatment Facility Expansion – $478,750 Bureau of Reclamation grant
  • Central Basin Municipal Water District (Commerce) – Southeast Water Reliability Project Phase 1 (expanded use of recycled water) – $5,600,000 B of R grant
  • Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District – City of Industry new water recycling facility – $4,850,000 B of R grant
  • Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District – Rosemead recycled water expansion project – $750,000 B of R grant
  • Long Beach Water Dept. – Desalination Research and Development Project – $3,006,005 – B of R grant
  • City of Malibu –  Paradise Cove Stormwater Treatment System $816,276
  • Greater Los Angeles County Integrated Regional Water Mgmt Authority – Catch basin inserts in several Los Angeles cities – $10,000,000
  • City of Los AngelesTerminal Island Renewable Energy (T.I.R.E.) deep well biosolids injection/energy recovery project $4,800,000 DOE grant – New!
  • City of Redondo Beach – Alta Vista Diversion and Reuse Project – $2,200,000 New!
  • City of Hermosa Beach – Pier Avenue Improvments – $1,265,000 New!
  • Santa Monica Bay Restoration Foundation – Ballona Creek Rain Gardens Project – $1,889,6692  – New!

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