Water flows from a faucet. Photo from Pixabay.
Water flows from a faucet. Photo from Pixabay.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors accepted a $9.8 million state grant Tuesday to be used for water quality and conservation planning efforts in disadvantaged or underrepresented communities.

Supervisor Hilda Solis said the money would be used in 33 neighborhoods in the First District, which she represents, ranging from Boyle Heights to Pomona.

“Everyone needs to have a voice in the future of water in the county of Los Angeles, and many of the underserved communities I represent have unique water management needs,” Solis said. “This grant will help develop strategies and long-term solutions that address these needs in the years to come.”

The grant from the California Department of Water Resources will fund work with any of 100 communities countywide — that qualify as disadvantaged, economically-stressed or underrepresented — to identify ongoing and future water management needs, according to the Department of Public Works.

–City News Service

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