RIBBON-CUTTING FOR CITYWIDE CATCH BASIN CURB SCREEN PROJECT

Please join the Mayor of Calabasas and members of the City Council in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Citywide Catch Basin Curb Screen project. The ceremony will be held on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 from 4 to 5 PM in Park Granada at the intersection of Park Sorrento.

The City of Calabasas is now in compliance with another requirement of the Clean Water Act; the trash Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for both LA River and Malibu Creek watersheds. The City’s contractor was able to retrofit nearly 1,200 storm drain catch basins throughout the city including gated communities, commercial properties, and educational institutions.

The curb screens, also known as Automatic Retractable Screens (ARS), are made out of stainless steel and are designed to open with heavy rainfall. The curb screens will prevent trash, debris, sediment, and vegetation from entering the storm drain and eventually polluting creeks, rivers, and beaches. All the debris that does not enter the storm drains will be picked up by the street sweepers during their routine clean up. During the recent rainfall, the screens proved to be effective in keeping trash and debris out of the storm drain system, hence improving the our creeks, rivers and beaches’ water quality.

This project was financed under the Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2006 administered by State of California, Department of Water Resources. The cooperation of the residents and businesses has been greatly appreciated. A special thanks to G2 Construction Inc. for all their hard work.

 
     
 
 

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