Legacy Park was recently awarded the West Basin Municipal Water District's 2012 Water Reliability 2020 Award.
The award recognizes projects related to water conservation and education by governments, businesses and individuals.
According to the City of Malibu, Water Reliability 2020 is a program to reduce dependence on water imported to coastal Los Angeles from 66 percent to 33 percent by the year 2020.
"In addition to symbolizing the City's commitment to environmental stewardship and public health, Legacy Park teaches the value of water," Malibu Mayor Lou La Monte said. "We thank the West Basin Municipal Water District for recognizing Malibu's perseverance in the quest for water reliability."
Legacy Park was completed in 2010 at a cost of $35 million. The project is capable of capturing up to 2.6 million gallons per day of stormwater and urban runoff for treatment and disinfection. The clean stormwater is then reused for irrigation of the park.
The Water Reliability 2020 Award marks the ninth commendation for Legacy Park in the past year.