MALIBU — Malibu officials Monday celebrated the completion of a stormwater-treatment project aimed at preventing millions of gallons of polluted water from pouring into the ocean at one of the city’s most famous beaches.

The Paradise Cove Clean Ocean Project uses three filtration systems to remove trash, sediment and bacteria from stormwater and urban runoff before it reaches the ocean, according city officials. The $1 million project is designed to treat up to 1 million gallons of stormwater and runoff every day.

“For generations, this fabled cove has been making memories for all who come here,” Malibu Mayor Jefferson Wagner said. “So how could we possibly improve on Paradise? The city of Malibu is making Paradise even better with its Paradise Cove Clean Ocean Project. This project will improve ocean water quality and protect public health for generations to come.”

Paradise Cove is one of Malibu’s most famous locations. Jim Rockford, the fictional private eye in “The Rockford Files,” lived at the cove, which has also been featured on “Baywatch,” “Sea Hunt,” “Charlie’s Angels” and “Gidget.”

Malibu is investing more than $50 million in ocean water-quality projects. In addition to the Paradise Cove project, the city last year introduced its Marie Canyon project, which can treat up to 100 gallons per minute of runoff, city officials said.

Completion is expected later this year for Legacy Park, which will be capable of treating more than 2 million gallons of stormwater per day, with much of the treated water being used to irrigate the park.

City Hall has also authorized $2.6 million for design and environmental reports for a centralized wastewater treatment facility, according to Malibu officials.

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