You may have seen in the local news lately that many cities and water agencies are facing PFOA and PFOS in their water system. Perflorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) are organic chemicals. They are part of a larger group of chemicals that are widely used in the United States in consumer products such as carpets, clothing, […]
Following the findings of elevated hexavalent chromium levels in Paramount by the South Coast Air Quality Management District, the City formed a City Council Air Quality Sub Committee to study the science and discuss policy options. During the final Sub Committee meeting in October 2017, the group reviewed and finalized a set of recommendations to […]
The City of Paramount was the recipient of the Beacon Award for Gold-Level Sustainability Best Practices.
The City of Paramount has installed two electric vehicle (EV) chargers for public use.
Paramount participated in along with cities and organizations throughout California, local company World Energy, working with the Paramount Chamber of Commerce, received a $1,000 micro grant from the Coalition for Clean Air for tree planting.
The Paramount City Council adopted a resolution adopting October 2, 2019 as California Clean Air Day in Paramount.
The Industrial Waste Section of the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County presents “Good Corporate Citizen” certificates each year to businesses that are in full compliance with industrial wastewater discharge requirements. While nearly 1,000 companies in the county are eligible as “significant” industrial users of the wastewater management system, only a few hundred earn this […]
The City of Paramount recently applied to join a program that would position the community to receive state funding for a community air monitoring campaign and community emission reduction program.
The City of Paramount is participating in the Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps CivicSpark Fellowship Program where recent college graduates known as “Fellows” are assigned to various communities to help build capacity in sustainability, water issues, and community engagement. The City worked with CivicSpark Fellow Christy Liang to produce a Community Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory Report. In its […]