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Malibu’s Legacy Park earns award for water quality improvement

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The City of Malibu announced this week that the $50 million Legacy Park Project has earned the Water Quality Improvement Award from the Water Environment Federation. It’s the seventh major award that Legacy Park has earned over the past year, including Project of the Year from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

“We thank the Water Environment Federation for recognizing our commitment to environmental stewardship and education,” said Malibu Mayor Laura Rosenthal in a press release. “The creation of Legacy Park is one of the many ways the City has proven its dedication to helping create a cleaner environment and to protecting the health of our nearly 13,000 residents and approximately 15 million annual visitors who enjoy Malibu beaches.”

Legacy Park is an “environmental cleaning machine,” which captures and disinfects storm-water and urban runoff for treatment and disinfection, and using it to offset potable water usage.