Storm drains connect your neighborhood to the watershed. Storm drains are not connected to treatment, but flow directly into our creeks, lagoons and ocean. You can help us prevent water pollution by following these simple methods:
Lawn and Garden Care
Minimize the use of lawn and garden care products such as pesticides, insecticides, weed killers, fertilizers, herbicides and other chemicals.
Use environmentally friendly alternatives to rodenticides, pesticides and insecticides, also known as Integrated Pest Management.
Avoid over-irrigation, which washes fertilizers and pesticides from lawns and gardens into the gutter and storm drains.
Consider using native and drought tolerant plants.
Do not apply fertilizers, pesticides or other chemicals three to five days before any forecasted rain event.
Sweep up yard waste and debris and dump it in a trash can.
Do not use a hose to wash off sidewalks, parking areas and garages.