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Most people understand that they should not dump toxic substances like fuel, oil, antifreeze, and paint into storm drains. However, many are not aware that only rain should go into storm drains. All of the storm drains in the West Valley collect stormwater and carry the water to our local creeks and on to the San Francisco Bay without any water treatment. The storm drains on your street may be labeled “No Dumping Flows to Bay.”
Some less commonly known sources of water pollution include litter or trash, pesticides and fertilizers, soaps and heavy metals from vehicle washing, pet waste, soil from construction sites. Everyone can help prevent pollution from entering our local creeks and waterways:
Remember, only rain in the storm drain!