HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATIONS AND PROPERTY MANAGERS
Please give us a call at 909-625-9478 to let us know before discharging water from pool.
Make sure the following conditions are met before discharging the pool water to the street:
- The water is de-chlorinated. Hold the water in the pool for at least 3~5 days.
- The pH is between 6.5~8.5 before discharging.
- The water is free of heavy metals and other pollutants.
- Discharge the pool water through the lawn or garden.
**Note: DO NOT wash the filter on the paved area nor discharge the wash water to the street!! Wash your filter on the landscape area and dispose of filter backwash solids in the trash.
CLICK HERE to download Pool Discharge Handout.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE (HHW)
Do you have hazardous or toxic waste at home? If you do, make sure to bring it to the collection center for proper disposal. Products like automotive fluids, cooking oil, paints, batteries, pesticides and fertilizers, herbicides, medicines, etc. can be dangerous to your family members and the environment if they are not disposed of properly. So don’t keep them in the house, take them to the nearest Household Hazardous Waste Center today!
Leaving dog waste on the ground not only is unpleasant, it can potentially cause all sorts of problems, including:
- Harm to you and your pet’s health.
- Negative impact on the quality of our waterways from stormwater pollution.
- Dirty looks from your neighbors. Who wants to accidentally step on stinky pet waste?
- Bad for aquatic life that are being exposed to the bacteria in our rivers and ocean. One of the end results? Beach shutdown.
The solution? Pick up after your pet and dispose of the waste into a trash can.
Get a FREE doggie waste canister HERE! Did I mention it is free? Yes, it is free.
If you have a septic tank on your property, the last thing you want is a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO). To prevent that from happening, you must keep up the maintenance of your septic tank.
CLICK HERE to learn how to properly maintain your septic tank.
Call us at 909-625-9478 to report a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO).
LAWNCARE AND GARDENING
How can a good looking lawn be harmful to our environment? Sprinkler runoff carries pesticides and fertilizers into the storm drains. Leaves, grass clippings, and yard waste get swept or blown into the street, clogging catch basins.
Follow the simple tips below can make a positive impact to our waters.
- Control the amount of water and direction of sprinklers to avoid runoff.
- Periodically inspect, fix misdirected sprinklers and leaks.
- Reduce the use of fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticide. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
- DO NOT apply fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides near curbs and driveway, and NEVER before watering or a rain.
- DO NOT throw leftover fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticide in the trash. Take them to the nearest Household Hazardous Waste center.
Visit HERE to learn how to truly be a “green” thumb.
RESIDENTIAL CAR WASHING
Soapy water from washing your car on the drive way travels through the street and eventually reaches to storm drains that are connected with Santa Ana River and the ocean, making our water unsafe for people and wildlife.
What are the best ways to wash your cars?
- Take your car to a commercial car wash where the wash water will go to the sewer system and be treated at a treatment plant.
- Wash in a contained area or on grass, gravel, and/or divert the wash water to nearby landscaping. So that the water can soak into the ground instead of running down the street.
CLICK HERE to get more tips on residential car washing.
Got questions? We have the answers. Call us at 909-625-9478 or email us.
Please visit San Bernardino County Stormwater Program website for more information.