When water flows off our streets, it carries trash, oil, and other pollutants with it through the storm drain system and local waterways, to the Santa Ana River, and eventually to the Pacific Ocean. These bodies of water are used for recreation, groundwater recharge, and are home to local wildlife.
Residents can keep stormwater pollutants out of the storm drain system by:
Proper Pool Maintenance Helps to Keep Pollutants Out of Our Waterways And Protects The Environment
Chlorine and other pool chemicals can harm our waterways when they are improperly discharged. Here are five easy steps to properly discharge your swimming pool water:
Saltwater Pools: Please note that the water from saltwater pools should only be drained to the sewer or hauled away. Check with the Cucamonga Valley Water District for requirements for discharging to the sewer by calling 909-944-6000.
Call the Environmental Programs Info Line at (909) 919-2635 if you have any questions.
Businesses can go to the business section of the San Bernardino County Stormwater Pollution Prevention website to get information about best management practices to prevent stormwater pollution.
If you observe illegal dumping or the release of known or suspected hazardous materials, call 911 immediately. Stay away from the material and spill area and also keep others away.
To report non-emergency violations, call the 24 hour pollution hotline at (877) WASTE18 or complete a form online at http://www.sbcountystormwater.org.
For information about proper disposal of household hazardous waste, collection facilities, and hours of operation call (800) OILYCAT or visit http://www.sbcfire.org/hazmat/hhw.aspx.