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Clean Beaches Project for Pier Drainage Basin  


Project Description

To improve beach water quality and increase the City's drought resiliency, Santa Monica will construct a concrete subgrade stormwater runoff storage tank north of the Pier beneath the Deauville site. This tank will be used to harvest runoff from the Pier Downtown drainage basin. The harvested runoff will then be diverted for treatment at the Santa Monica Urban Runoff Recycling Facility (SMURRF) and distributed for non-potable uses. Overflows from the tank will be discharged into the sanitary sewer system.  

  Clean Beaches

Project Benefit

The primary benefit of this project is cleaner water at our local beaches. The project will divert approximately 1.6 million gallons of runoff from the Pier 1 Downtown drainage basin away from the Santa Monica Bay. The result is reduced water pollution attributable to runoff discharges.

A secondary benefit of this project is the added water resource. Harvested runoff from the outfall will be treated at the SMURRF and distributed for non-potable uses such as irrigation and toilet flushing.


Project Funding

Approximately $3.7 million of the total cost is being funded by the State Water Resources Control Board Clean Beaches Initiative Grant Program. The remainder of the project is funded by the Santa Monica Clean Beaches and Ocean Parcel Tax and Santa Monica Olympic Settlement funds.


Project Schedule & Construction Updates

Project design will commence in FY2015/16. Construction will begin in Fall of 2017.
February 2018 Construction Notice


Grantor Contacts


Grant Manager: Spencer Joplin            (916) 341-5636
Program Analyst: Michele Stebbins      (916) 458-5665
QA Manager: Renee Spears       

Grantee Contacts


Project Director: Susan Cline          (310) 458-8221
Project Manager: Rick Valte               (310) 458-8721
Project Engineer: Selim Eren             (310) 458-8721
QA Manager: Tom Watson              (310) 458-8224 
Construction Manager: Jason Hoang             (310)  458-2201 x5385



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