In 2013, the Creeks Division constructed the Westside Neighborhood Center Storm Water Infiltration Project.
The existing asphalt parking lot was removed and replaced with permeable pavers, designed to help improve local creek and ocean water quality.
The project is designed to capture and treat polluted storm water and incidental runoff, and allow it to soak slowly into the ground.
This prevents pollutants like oil and auto fluids from leaking cars, metals, and nutrients from flowing into storm drains, which lead directly to our creeks and ocean untreated.
View City TV's May 2014 "Inside Santa Barbara" segment about the project.
Funding for this project has been provided in part through a grant agreement with the State Water Resources Control Board.