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Water Quality Department Protects the Ocean

The City dedicates significant resources and effort to prevent urban runoff pollution from ever reaching the ocean. The City’s Water Quality Department staff removes an average of eight tons of debris and sediment annually from 17 of the City’s urban water diversions.  Remaining street pollution is captured before it reaches the beach and is sent to the sanitary sewer system for treatment. There are 25 urban water diversions along the Laguna Beach coastline, and over 80% of the watershed land area in the City of Laguna Beach is diverted.