There are additional steps you can do to prevent pollution from entering our storm drain system.
If you are digging in the yard or doing construction don't leave dirt in the street
Instead of washing your car at home where the water goes in the street, take it to a car wash, where the water will be treated
Spread the word. Let your neighbors know Storm Drains are for Rain
When painting, never wash the brushes in the street but instead wash them in the sink
If you see illegal dumping occurring contact 714-573-3134 or 714-573-3135. After hours call 1-877-89SPILL. Or you can report a problem online.
If your catch basin needs to be cleaned please call 714-573-3350.
CLEAN UP EVENTS
For more information on Preventing Stormwater Pollution in Orange County or participating in events such as Coastal Cleanup Day visit Orange County Watersheds.
Pesticides are another stormwater contaminant. Drought tolerant or native vegetation do not require as much water or pesticides, which helps to eliminate a common source of stormwater pollution. For a listing of drought tolerant plants and possible rebates for water saving strategies visit the BeWaterWise or Water Smart pages.
RECYCLING OIL & OTHER HAZARDOUS WASTE
The City of Tustin encourages all its residents to recycle their used motor oil and oil filters to prevent contamination of stormwater. For a listing of local certified used oil collection sites go to CalRecycle.