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West Basin Municipal Water District’s free Rain Barrel Program

November 10, 2021 

West Basin Municipal Water District’s free Rain Barrel Program returns in time for what will hopefully be a plentiful rainy season. Rain barrels, valued at $80 each, provide a great way to save water and reduce stormwater runoff by collecting and reusing rain water.

For 2022, there are two options available for West Basin service area residents to receive up to two free rain barrels. For a limited time, West Basin will provide home delivery at no cost to recipients. There are a limited number of rain barrels available for delivery and the deadline to reserve barrels for delivery is January 20, 2022.

  • Eligible residents can sign up for a pick-up event or home delivery to receive up to two free 50-gallon rain barrels by registering at www.westbasin.org/rain-barrelsor by calling 310-371-4633.

The District will also host two drive-through pick-up events in 2022. Pick-up event #1 at West Basin’s Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility in El Segundo on Saturday, January 29, 2022 from 8-11AM. Pick-up event #2 at West Basin’s headquarters in Carson on Saturday, February 5, 2022 from 8-11AM. Advance registration is required.

Read West Basin’s Rain Barrel program announcement and visit the program website for conditions.

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DOMINGUEZ CHANNEL ODORS

October 12, 2021 

The County of Los Angeles Public Works and Public Health departments, and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD), are addressing reports of odors in the vicinity of Dominguez Channel in Carson, West Carson and neighboring communities.

The source of this gas and related odor is believed to be the natural decay of organic material (vegetation and marine life) at the bottom and sides of the Dominguez Channel. The odor is sufficiently pervasive to be considered a public nuisance to residents and those working and recreating nearby.

Los Angeles County Public Works is working aggressively to identify ways to address conditions within the channel, reduce the odor, and determine how long this naturally occurring event may last. However, until the odor event subsides, Public Health recommends preventing outdoor odors from entering the home by keeping doors and windows closed as much as possible while odors are present.

HOW DO I REPORT ODORS?
If you notice “rotten egg” or “sulfur” odors, you can report them. A complaint can be filed online with South Coast Air Quality Management District at www.aqmd.gov/home/air-quality/complaints, or by telephone at 800-CUT-SMOG (800-288-7664).

Additional Information may be found at
www.lacounty.gov/emergency.



COVID-19 Update: Revised LA County Health Order 07.16.2021

July 18, 2021 

On July 16, 2021, the LA County Public Health Order was updated and requires that face masks be worn by all persons, regardless of vaccination status, while in all indoor public settings and businesses. The latest Health Order by be found HERE.




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