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.