Residents Can Protect Water Quality

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Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program

 Illustrated demonstration on how simple practices at home can be the "solution to pollution"

 

 

 

Did you know that you can help protect Santee's water quality by using water more efficiently and implementing pollution prevention practices at home? By implementing best management practices (BMPs), such as covering trash bins to prevent rain contact and runoff, adjusting sprinklers to eliminate over-irrigation, sweeping patios, driveways, and sidewalks, and picking up after pets, we can all contribute to protecting water quality.

The following fact sheets describe the minimum BMPs that must be implemented while conducting the following activities:
 
 Artificial Grass Maintenance  Fire & Erosion Prevention   Preventing & Responding to Sewage Spills
 Automotive Maintenance  Yard & Garden Maintenance   Special Events - Block Parties
 Car Washing  Pool & Spa Maintenance  Water Conservation
 Carpet Cleaning  Power Washing  What is Storm Water
 Community Activities  Preventing Erosion Poster  Regional Water Quality Control Board*
 Demolition & Construction  Residential Activities  Sustainable Landscape Program*
 Spill Response
 

*External Website Link 

Need to Dispose Hazardous Materials and Waste?

Hazardous Materials include batteries, common household cleaners, paints, pesticides, vehicle fluids, and pool chemicals. Please DO NOT dispose of these items in your regular trash.

FREE Proper Disposal of Household Hazardous Materials: Santee contracts with a Household Hazardous Waste Collection facility to accept residents’ hazardous waste for FREE. Proof of residency (current driver’s license or utility bill) is required. This facility, Waste Management in El Cajon, is open the second and fourth Saturdays by appointment only. Residents must call Waste Management at (619) 596-5100 for an appointment and directions.