In order to avoid steep fines, Glendale plans to install hundreds of storm drain screens to keep trash from getting into the Los Angeles River.
The City Council has approved spending $100,000 more, bringing the total cost for 579 screens to $150,000.
The screens are required by the state’s water quality control board, which requires cities to block trash from getting into the river. The screens prevent trash as small as 5 millimeters in diameter from entering the storm drain system.
-- Brittany Levine, Times Community News