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$2.8 Million Available to Improve County’s Water Quality

OCTA has made $2.8 million available in grant funding for projects that will reduce the impacts of transportation-related street runoff and improve water quality for Orange County waterways.

The funding comes from OC Go, also known as Measure M, Orange County’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvement.

The measure includes funding for an Environmental Cleanup Program that awards money on a competitive basis to cities and the county to reduce the impacts of water pollution related to transportation by removing litter and debris from roads before it reaches the ocean and other waterways.

More than 1 million cubic feet of trash has since been captured to date.

Applications will be accepted until May 6, and the OCTA Board is expected to award funding by late summer of this year.

Learn more and find the application here.