Brief: Malibu’s Legacy Park awarded Water Reliability Award

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Legacy Park has been given the West Basin Municipal Water District’s 2012 Water Reliability 2020 Award, which recognizes projects related to water conservation and education. Water Reliability 2020 is a program that aims to reduce dependence on water imported to the coastal Los Angeles area from 66 percent to 33 percent by 2020. This is the ninth award the park has received in the past year.

“In addition to symbolizing the city’s commitment to environmental stewardship and public health, Legacy Park teaches the value of water,” Mayor Lou La Monte said in a release. “We thank the West Basin Municipal Water District for recognizing Malibu’s perseverance in the quest for water reliability.”

Legacy Park is capable of collecting up to 2.6 million gallons of stormwater and urban runoff per day for treatment and disinfection. The $35-million, 15-acre park in the center of Malibu was completed in 2010.