- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Homes across Los Angeles County will get new rain gardens and cisterns thanks to a $4 million settlement reached after environmental groups sued over high levels of pollution in stormwater that flowed into the Los Angeles and San Gabriel rivers.

The Los Angeles Times reported Monday (https://lat.ms/2gwT4Xj ) that the agreement reached last month will provide $2.8 million to develop and create a so-called “green street” in Watts that will add trees, drought-tolerant landscaping and solar-powered trash cans. More than a million dollars will fund small-scale stormwater capture, cleaning and reuse projects across the county.

Environmental advocacy organizations sued LA County and the Los Angeles Flood Control District over polluted stormwater.

An official tells the Times that the county is glad to have the case resolved.

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, https://www.latimes.com/

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