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HOW YOU CAN KEEP OUR STREAMS AND BAY CLEAN

What else can I do to keep our local creeks healthy?

You can do lots of things to help:

  • Make sure that only clean water flows into the storm drains.
  • Fix vehicles that leak oil or other fluids.
  • Take precautions when changing your oil, or performing similar vehicle maintenance, and prevent oil and other fluids from running down the pavement and into the storm drain system.
  • Wash your vehicle on your lawn or at a local commercial carwash.
  • Don’t litter, and discourage others who do, because debris can clog and contaminate the storm drains.
  • Sweep your sidewalks and driveways before hosing them down.
  • Don’t blow lawn trimmings into the street.
  • Don’t dump anything except clean water into the storm drain.

If I accidentally overfill my pool, how should I dispose of the excess water?

Run a hose from the output of your pool filtration system to a utility sink or into a sewer pipe cleanout junction. Our sewage system is equipped to process chlorinated water, but our storm drain system is not designed for that.

How should I dispose of hazardous waste?

You can obtain information about hazardous waste disposal requirements from Solano Garbage Co. by calling (707) 439-2800 or visiting www.solanorecycles.com or http://www.fairfield.ca.gov/.

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