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Environmental Compliance

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Residential Information

Food Service Facility Program

Vehicle Service Facility Program

Retail and Commercial Business Programs 

Revised Sewer Use Ordinance 

Storm Water Ordinance 

Extended Producers Responsibility Ordinance

One-Time Compliance Report for Dental Dischargers

Wastewater Source Control

Provides inspection, sampling and monitoring of business and industrial establishments to limit discharge of harmful constituents into the sanitary sewer system and storm drain system. Issues wastewater discharge permits to industrial discharges. Issues citations and levies fines for code violations. This program is a requirement of the State of California and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 

Think Before You Flush

Our new “Think Before You Flush” brochure describes items that clog our sewers causing unnecessary headaches for residents and businesses.

This includes “flushable wipes” --  the biggest problem for sewer backups in our community. They should never be flushed -- even if the package says “flushable.”

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