Storm water is delaying the opening of a new True Value hardware store branch on Lyons Ave. in Newhall, but it’s not due to all our recent rain.

To comply with the Standard Urban Stormwater Mitigation Plan adopted by the State Regional Water Quality Board in 2000, the building’s owner must install a stormwater mitigation filter to handle runoff from the parking lot. The store and postal branch next door will open once that project is complete and has received final city approval.

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