Neighbor to Neighbor

Storm Drains connect streets to creeks. Protecting our creeks can also include conserving water. Let’s work together to ensure that our community understands how to reduce water use and prevent unwanted pollutants from potentially entering our storm drains, creeks and rivers.

Pollutants can be transported by wind, rain, irrigation, or other water runoff into the storm drains and local creeks. Have you noticed unwanted pollutants that have the potential to reach the storm drains in your neighborhood? Most people want to do the right thing, however, many are unaware of the simple actions that can make a big difference. By anonymously requesting an informational campaign in your neighborhood you can bring awareness and information to encourage action and inspire others to make simple changes that have big impacts.

IF YOU SEE THE FOLLOWING TYPE OF EMERGENCY SPILLS, PLEASE CALL 911:

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  • Unknown substance
  • Chemicals (includes oil and grease)
  • Vehicle fluids flowing or running (such as oil, gasoline, diesel)
  • Paint reaching the creek or storm drain
  • 55 gallon drum
  • Compressed gas cylinder
  • White powder
  • Spill during heavy rain
  • Power-washing of lead-based paint
  • Smoking or fuming substance/container
  • Large spill running in street, gutter or creek
  • Release from a commercial facility
  • Spill or crime in progress
  • Other hazard to health or safety (anything blocking the street or entrance to school)