Billions could be needed to comply with stormwater regs in Calif.

11/11/2012 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Newly approved rules could compel cities in California'a Los Angeles County to spend billions to prevent pollution from surface runoff. In Los Angeles, compliance costs could reach an estimated $5 billion to $8 billion in the next 20 years, said Shahram Kharaghani, the city's watershed protection division manager. However, environmental groups argue that municipalities' cost estimates are unrealistic.

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