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Water Resources
The City of Malibu, along with surrounding cities and the County of Los Angeles, is proactive when it comes to protecting the quality of its water. Under the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program, the City is working to clean up the source of pollution that enters through its storm drains.

For more information on the City's efforts, including partnerships with county, state, and private stakeholders, to ensure optimum quality in local water resources, view the Clean Water Frequently Asked Questions.
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Guidelines for Residents

Every Malibu resident lives in a watershed. The City of Malibu has 17 major watersheds and an even larger number of sub-watersheds. All the land area in each watershed drains to some body of water, either a creek or stream or directly to the ocean. Runoff, either from stormwater or irrigation, travels through the watershed, picking up pollutants along the way, and depositing them, untreated, in the receiving water body.

Every individual can have an impact on keeping their watershed healthy. By practicing healthy household habits, homeowners can keep common pollutants like pesticides, pet waste, grass clippings, and automotive fluids off the ground and out of the storm drains.

Creek and Ocean Guardianship

Water Conservation

Habitat Protection and Restoration

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