The Water Quality Department must protect Laguna Beach's coastline and recreational ocean waters. To do this we installed 25 diversion units. They're like big strainers to sift trash and debris out of water that would continue on to the ocean. Once it catches that gunk it diverts it into the sewer system. Get it? Diversion units divert.
We also have to control runoff to our storm drains. State and Federal laws require cities and counties to regulate runoff to storm drain systems. By law, Laguna Beach must 1) adopt regulations to prevent polluted runoff, 2) implement programs that promote architectural features that reduce runoff from new development, 3) inspect existing developments and construction sites for runoff pollution 4) educate the public on how to reduce runoff. Click here for more detailed information about runoff regulations.
For information on our Clean Water Compliance Programs click here.