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Reducing Trash in the Los Angeles River

Entrances to our storm drains are found along our City streets.  Trash and debris washes into the storm drains and empty into our rivers. River water empties into the ocean, and some of the trash and debris ends up on our beaches.

The vortex and trap net systems will help reduce trash from storm drains from entering the Los Angeles river, helping keep our beaches and our ocean clean.

Locations of the projects are:

  • Vortex Separation System at Pump Station SD11
  • Pollution Trap Nets at Pump Station SD12
  • Pollution Trap Nets at Pump Station SD13

Funding for these Projects have been provided in full or in part by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, through an agreement with the State Water Resources Control Board.  Funding for pump station 13 has been provided in part by the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency in coordination with the
North Long Beach Area Committee.   

All projects are are made possible through the support of:

Long Beach Mayor & City Council
Long Beach Congressional and State Delegation
State Water Resources Control Board
Long Beach Redevelopment Agency

For more information, please call 562-570-6216