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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.

What are other Bay Area agencies doing collaboratively to help protect San Francisco Bay?

Image of the Golden Gate Bridge from the Marin County side looking towards San Francisco

The health of the San Francisco Bay is impacted by upstream sources

Visit BayWise.org for more info on wise choices for a healthy environment (BayWise website)

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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BROCHURES TO DOWNLOAD

Sawcut Slurry

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Guidelines to Sawcut Slurry Construction (PDF)

Information about California wastewater prepared and distributed by Water Education foundation

Layperson’s Guide to California Wastewater (PDF)

Sprinkler

Stormwater – Best Management Practices for Sprinkler Testing (PDF)