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.

Here are a few ways you can help protect water quality at home:
 Artificial Grass  Fire & Erosion Prevention   Sewage Spills / Back-Up
 Automotive  Landscape Maintenance   Special Events - Block Parties
 Car Washing  Pool & Spa Maintenance  Water Conservation
 Carpet Cleaning  Power Washing  What is Storm Water
 Community Groups  Preventing Erosion Poster  
 Demolition & Construction  Residential Activities  

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.