Creek water in Laguna Niguel and Dana Point might soon get a bit cleaner.
The Orange County Transportation Authority – yes, you read that correctly, the guys who plan our roads – has money to clean transportation-caused pollution.
The agency just authorized eight projects, for a total of $12.7 million, including one in Laguna Niguel and one in Dana Point.
The money comes from the additional half-cent sales tax Orange Countians pay.
According to a transportation authority press release, the two local projects are:
- The Oso Creek Multi-Use Trails in Laguna Niguel
Pavement will be designed and constructed to replace 2.8 acres of existing roadway along Forbes Road.
- San Juan Creek Trash Removal & Dry Weather Diversion in Dana Point
A diversion project will be implemented to eliminate dry weather pollution loads, remove litter from diverted flows and enhance the habitat in the watershed area.
Environmental officials have identified San Juan Creek as one of the worst contaminated waterways in Orange County.
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