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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 Ordinance 

Storm Water Ordinance 

Extended Producers Responsibility Ordinance

One-time Compliance Report for Dental Unloaders

Origin of Wastewater Control

Provides inspection, sampling and control of commercial and industrial establishments for the limit discharge of harmful components in the sewage system and the sanitary rainwater drainage system. Wastewater discharge problems allow industrial discharges. Problems quotes and quotes about fines for code violations. This program is a requirement of the State of California and the United States Environmental Protection Agency. 

Think Before You Flush            In Spanish

Our "Think Before You Flush" brochure describes the elements that clog drains causing unnecessary headaches for residents and businesses.

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

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