Environmental nonprofit Los Angeles Waterkeeper will take water samples of the Ballona Creek on Sunday in honor of World Water Day, an international event that advocates for the sustainable management of freshwater.
Although World Water Day is Friday, L.A. Waterkeeper is rallying a volunteer team of samplers on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to test for pollutants such as copper, oil and harmful bacteria along Ballona Creek.
“It is essential that the Los Angeles area begins to sustainably manage its local freshwater supply. The implementation of Low Impact Development projects throughout the County like bioswales, constructed wetlands, and rain catchment systems can begin to address both the stormwater pollution issues we face and the lack of an adequate, native water supply,” said Liz Crosson, executive director of L.A. Waterkeeper.
The water quality testing sites will be on Ballona Creek between Inglewood Boulevard and the Pacific Coast Highway.