East Los Angeles Sustainable Median Stormwater Capture Project

East Los Angeles Sustainable Median


Water Quality

Infiltration wells and low impact development, such as bioswales, will divert and infiltrate stormwater runoff to help improve the water quality of our rivers, channels, and ocean.

Water Supply

Infiltration wells will divert stormwater runoff into underground aquifers, replenishing our local groundwater supply.

Urban Greening

Planting over 300 trees and drought tolerant landscaping will enhance the community space and reduces the effects of greenhouse gases.

Community and Education

Passive recreation and educational signage will enhance the community space and increase public awareness on sustainable development.

The proposed East Los Angeles Sustainable Median Stormwater Capture Project (Project) located in the unincorporated area of East Los Angeles (East LA), in Landscape Maintenance District Zone 35, will improve water quality, increase water supply and enhance recreation and the community. This Project will capture and infiltrate approximately 21 acre-feet of urban and stormwater runoff from a 3,000-acre tributary area of mostly residential and commercial land areas. The project will also provide above ground improvements such as jogging paths, drought tolerant landscaping, plant over 300 trees, and educational signage.


Event Date
Final Design Winter 2018
Advertisement and Bidding August 2019
Construction Award April 2020
Construction Start July 2020
Construction Closeout Fall 2021


LA County Logo Urban Greening Logo Proposition 1 Stormwater Logo Los Angeles County Flood Control District Logo

• Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis
• California Natural Resource Agency – Urban Greening Grant Program
• State Water Resources Control Board – Proposition 1 Stormwater Implementation Grant Program
• Los Angeles County Flood Control District


JULY 2, 2020

A virtual project information session was hosted on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Thank you to the community for making it out and providing valuable feedback on the project. Please see below for the presentation along with meeting minutes.

Additionally, please see below for presentations from previous project information sessions.

JUNE 11, 2020

Upcoming Information Session

Notice of Virtual Information

Prior to construction groundbreaking, the County will be hosting a community meeting on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Due to Covid-19 concerns, this will be a virtual meeting that can be accessed by phone or computer. Please use the information below to access the event.

How to Access the WebEx Virtual Meeting
To access the virtual meeting through a computer, click on the link below. Once on the site, enter your information and the password provided.
Link: https://tinyurl.com/eastlamedianproject
Password: PW123

To access audio through the phone, please use the number and access code below.
Phone Number: (408) 418-9388
Access Code: 146 739 5234

Mladin Buntich Construction Company, Inc. was the lowest-qualified bidder and was awarded the construction contract on April 14, 2020. Construction is projected to begin in mid-July 2020.

Click on the image below to see the latest project rendering.


Project information session will be hosted by LA County Public Works on Thursday, January 31, 2019 from 6 PM to 8 PM at the Saybrook Park Community Room located at 6250 E Northside Dr, East Los Angeles, CA 90022.

Click on the links below for more information:
APRIL - MAY 2018

The Draft Addendum to the Program Environmental Impact Report was released for a 30-day public review and comment period.

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To receive project updates, contact Louis Romero at (626) 300-3211 or LoRomero@dpw.lacounty.gov or Joseph Venzon at (626) 300-2630 or Jvenzon@dpw.lacounty.gov.