Water Quality

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Clean Water

The Malibu Creek Watershed is located about 35 miles west of Los Angeles and extends from the Santa Monica Mountains to the Pacific Coast. This watershed, approximately 109 square miles, is the second largest watershed draining into the Santa Monica Bay. The Malibu Creek Watershed encompasses portions of the counties of Ventura and Los Angeles, including all or part of seven cities in these two counties. More than 80% of the watershed is open space that includes National Park Service and State Park land. Creeks and lakes located in the upper portions of the watershed drain into Malibu Creek, which then flows downstream into Malibu Lagoon and, ultimately, into the Santa Monica Bay when the lagoon is breached. The water quality at Surfrider Beach, which is directly to the east of the lagoon, is impacted by the outflows from Malibu Lagoon.

Water quality is vastly becoming a major issue for municipalities, specifically urban runoff.   It is the responsibility of the City to insure that the water leaving the city meets all state and federal requirements.  This page will provide information on programs within the City in this area. For questions or further information, please contact Kelly Fisher at Kfisher@ci.agoura-hills.ca.us or (818) 597-7338.


Clean Water Act & Our Backyards

County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works Low Impact Development Manual, February 2014

County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works Sewer Maintenance

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District

Living Lightly in Our Watersheds

Malibu Creek Watershed Council

Overwatering Public Service Announcement

PLEASE DO YOUR PART to Help Keep Our Local Rivers and Ocean Clean

Proper Pool Drainage Public Service Announcement

Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission

Search for Used Oil Certified Collection Centers

Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP) Audit

Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP) Draft 2015 Part I

Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP) Draft 2015 Part II


As a permittee within the County of Los Angeles Municipal Stormwater NPDES permit, the City is required to comply with several programs to insure the water that is discharge from it limits meets the requirements mandated by the  National Pollution Discharge Eliminations System (NPDES) permit.  The Engineer/Public Works Department is charged with this responsibility.

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