A $1.2 million low-flow diversion project at Washington Boulevard was completed earlier this year and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted August 21st to accept the construction. The system diverts non-storm flows away from the Venice and Marina del Rey areas to a sewage treatment plant.

Work included the construction of a low-flow diversion system, a concrete water and trash separator and dewatering.

The diversion is one of 18 county-owned and operated diversions designed to redirect urban runoff and improve water quality along the coast by preventing pollutants that may be in that runoff from entering the ocean, county officials said.

The projects are aimed at providing improved infrastructure and enhancing the quality of life in the affected communities, officials said.

“These low-flow diversions are an important part of the county’s approach to improving water quality,” County Supervisor Don Knabe said.

“Although these diversions are successful at directing runoff to treatment facilities, any long term solution to improve water quality will require the public’s help to reduce pollution.”