Only Rain Down the Drain
Water that flows off our yards, streets, parking lots and driveways into storm drains eventually ends up in the San Joaquin River.
The storm drain system and sewer system are completely separate.
Our storm drains transport water untreated to City storm ponds where it eventually percolates back into the ground, or is pumped to an irrigation canal and ends up in the San Joaquin River.
As water makes its way to storm catch basins it picks up and takes with it all the pollutants found on City streets, sidewalks, gutters, driveways and parking lots.
Did you know that dumping just one quart of motor oil down the storm drain could pollute 250,000 gallons of water?
Help us reduce pollution in the San Joaquin River by doing the following:
- Comply with the City landscape watering schedule
- Donít overuse fertilizers or pesticides
- Pick up your petís waste
- Sweep up yard debris into green container
- Call 668-5590 to report any illegal dumping