Clean Water Program: Protecting San Francisco Bay

The discharge of pollutants to the storm drain system (stormwater pollution) is the leading source of water pollution in local creeks and San Francisco Bay. To maintain the health of the Bay, federal and state laws require Bay Area cities to reduce stormwater pollution.


Through the implementation of its Clean Water Program, the City of Alameda is committed to performing appropriate municipal services and to providing Alameda residents and businesses practical solutions to help reduce stormwater pollution. We need everyone's help. If you see a spill or illegal dumping, report it!


The Clean Water Program is using a multi-faceted approach to prevent stormwater pollution.


Program elements include:

  • Street Sweeping
  • Public Outreach and Education
  • New Development Design Review
  • Industrial and Commercial Facility Inspections
  • Construction Site Inspections
  • Illicit Discharge Inspections and Response/Enforcement
  • Trash Load Reduction
  • Heavy Metals and Legacy Pollutant Controls
  • Storm Drain System Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Storm Drain System Improvements and Upgrades (e.g. pump stations, storm mains)
  • Participation in the Alameda County Clean Water Program
  • Contributions to a Regional Water Quality Monitoring Program


Anything other that rainwater that enters storm drains may be harmful to people and the environment.
So remember:


Only Rain Down the Storm Drain!


For more information, call (510) 747-7930, Monday through Thursday, from 8:00 a.m. - 6 p.m. or email us.