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What is the Clean Water
The goal of the Oceanside Clean Water Program (CWP) is to improve water quality in our local creeks, rivers and the ocean and comply with state and regional environmental regulations. This multi-faceted program is designed to achieve this goal by educating the community about pollution prevention practices. Targeted audiences for this program include industrial and commercial businesses, developers, municipal staff, residents, students and teachers
The CWP includes the following tasks:
Water Quality Monitoring
Inspections of construction sites and industrial and commercial businesses
Education outreach to businesses, developers, residents, children, teachers and municipal staff
As a coastal community, Oceanside relies on clean water for its residents, healthy beaches, public safety and a desirable environment for wildlife. When it rains, many of the pollutants that lurk on sidewalks, streets, parking lots and yards wash down the storm drains, and into the nearest body of water. Unfortunately, storm drains do not filter water or debris and are not connected to the sewer system. So, any pollutant that flows into the storm drain system eventually ends up in our rivers, creeks and ocean.
Oceanside residents, businesses and developers can work together to change a few habits that will benefit our health, our families, and our community. Remember, you are the solution to storm water pollution.
Only Rain in the Storm Drain
Report any water running in the street when it is not raining or someone dumping something in the storm drain or curb and gutter by calling the
Urban Runoff Hotline at 760-435-4500.