The Federal Clean Water Act requires states to establish maximum limits of pollutants that streams, rivers, lakes, and oceans can accept before their beneficial uses such as swimming, fishing, and industrial uses are impaired. These maximum limits are called Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL).
- Beach Report Card - Heal the Bay
- Beach Water Quality Advisories - Los Angeles County Public Health
- Clean LA - Los Angeles County Public Works
- California Water Boards - Los Angeles
- Environmental Protection Agency - Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds
- Watershed Management - Los Angeles County Public Works
SAFE CLEAN WATER PROGRAM (MEASURE W FUNDS)
Measure W was approved by Los Angeles County voters on November 6, 2018. This multi-benefit measure provides cities, including the City of Malibu, watershed areas, and Los Angeles County with funds to capture, treat, and recycle stormwater. Funding is provided through a parcel tax of 2.5 cents per square foot of impermeable land area (buildings, concrete, etc). The funding generated from this parcel tax may only be used for projects and activities that benefit water quality.
The Safe Clean Water Program is managed by the Los Angeles County Flood Control District. Cities receive direct funding through the Program proportional to the revenue generated within its boundaries. Every city must submit an Annual Plan on how the municipality intends to use the funds. The public is encouraged to review Malibu's 2022-2023 Annual Plan and provide comments via email to Environmental Programs staff.