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Choose to wash your vehicle on your lawn or take to car wash, using our discount card.
Pollution of Concern
Water and soap from car washing may clean your vehicle but can also carry copper, debris and hazardous soap to our creeks.
Impaired Waters Bodies are those that lack the water quality necessary for supporting their designated uses, which may be caused by many different factors, including high levels of pollution. Designated uses are the way that the Clean Water Act recognizes that every body of water has value and is worth protecting. Designated uses includes support of fish and wildlife habitat, as well as human recreational uses.
Locally, the SF Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board has prioritized the following pollutants as causing severe impairment to our local creeks and SF Bay: trash/ litter, sediment, mercury, PCBs and pesticides.
Education & Outreach
School-age education to increase awareness and promote change of habits. Public Outreach to let you know about events and where you can participate in activities
Storm drain cleaning; Storm drain marking; Street sweeping;
Trails Maintenance; Parks & Landscape Maintenance; Illegal Dumping response
Development & Construction
Site Design and on-site treatment facilities.
During construction sediment and erosion controls.
Creeks in our Community
San Tomas Aquino
Commercial and industrial facility inspections to prevent wastes from discharging into the storm drain system.
It's in our hands