Los Angeles County supervisors approved $2 million to build a system to clean oily water runoff that occurs during the rainy season when current storm drains cannot handle the excess water. Traces of oil pollution from the seeping asphalt pools on Wilshire Boulevard have been found to contaminate our ocean beaches via the storm drain system. According to Curbed LA the new system will include a “large vault with purifying equipment” where the petroleum-laced water will be treated before entering the storm drain system. Work will begin January 2012 and be completed by the spring. There will also be some new landscaping, giving our neighborly mammoths a new look.
In a related video below, California Travel Tips takes viewers inside the back rooms of the Page Museum and La Brea Tar Pits, in case you haven’t been there for a while.