Make a Difference: Take action in LA County’s Safe Clean Water Program
Los Angeles County’s Safe Clean Water Program is a major victory for hard-working families, our neighborhoods, and our ocean. When voters passed this program last November, they made it clear it has to prioritize historically underserved communities, clean up pollution and trash, and make sure everyone has safe and clean water.
To make sure this happens, the program created nine local groups to oversee every watershed area in the county and deliver local solutions to local communities. These groups are called “Watershed Area Steering Committees.” To make sure this $300 million a year helps the communities that need clean water, good jobs, and healthy spaces the most, these Committees need to hear from you!
What is a Watershed Area Steering Committee?
LA’s Safe Clean Water Program relies on 9 Watershed Area Steering Committees (WASC) to decide how and where the funds get spent. Each Committee is made up of 17 people: 5 community representatives, 7 local elected leaders, and public employees from flood, water, and sanitation, and parks agencies.
How Can You Get Involved?
There are lots of ways to make sure your ideas and needs help shape how the LA Safe Clean Water Program works:
- Attend OWLA community forums to meet your local Watershed Area Steering Committee representatives and share your ideas.
- Talk to your neighbors about what investments you all need the most
- Attend local WASC meetings (Check out our events calendar for dates and locations close to YOU!)