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Photo by John Schreiber.

The Orange County Transportation Authority board Monday doled out about $3.1 million in grants to 16 cities that aim to cut down on transportation-related pollution to water.

The money comes from Measure M, a half-cent sales tax approved by Orange County voters in 2006 that funds a variety of transportation improvements.

The board reviewed 24 applications from 21 cities and approved funding for 16 projects. Many of the projects involve the installation of catch basins and screens.

The cities receiving funding are:

— Aliso Viejo, $423,396;

— Anaheim, $500,000;

— Buena Park, $302,165;

— Costa Mesa, $43,544;

— Cypress, $107,912;

— Irvine, $30,720;

— La Habra, $177,288;

— Laguna Hills, $120,000;

— Laguna Niguel, $165,235;

— Lake Forest, $106,800;

— Mission Viejo, $278235;

— Orange, $300,000;

— Placentia, $160,000;

— Tustin, $169,556;

— Villa Park, $175,000 and;

— Yorba Linda, $70,400.

–City News Service

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