A main component of the Oceanside Clean Water Program is educating the public about how our local rivers, creeks, lagoons, and ocean get polluted and how the public can help protect these water bodies from pollution.
One of the main education phrases to instill in peoples minds is “Only Rain in the Storm Drain.” All storm drains lead to the nearest water body. Storm water and urban runoff is not treated like the sewage that comes from your home. The storm drain system is a separate set of underground pipes that carries water away from specific areas, like streets, to prevent flooding. If we all work together we can achieve this goal and eliminate a significant amount of pollution that reaches our local waterbodies.
Below are some simple tips that the public can do to help achieve this goal. For more detailed information on how you can prevent water pollution click on one of the following links depending on who you are: business , developer, resident, children, and teacher.
Ten Tips to Prevent Water Pollution
Join Finneas Frog & Kris Kroak as they show us how to prevent nonpoint source pollution in our daily lives. Created by the Water Environment Federation (copyright 2002, 8 minutes).