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Stormwater Pollution Prevention
Stormwater Pollution Prevention
In conjunction with project pollution prevention, the City of Irwindale would like to provide our residents, patrons, and business community with up-to-date information on preventing stormwater pollution.

Whether you are a property owner, business owner, or tenant, the ocean begins at your front door. 

Please click here to Report Illicit Connections/Discharges into our Storm Drains.

Why Should We Participate in Pollution Prevention Activities?
Pollutants are not being disposed of properly.  These pollutants are entering our storm drains, flowing into our creeks, rivers, bays, and ultimately our ocean, and contaminating our water resources. It is the State of California and the City of Irwindale's goal to ensure our water resources are healthy and free from contaminates. To do so, clean oceans can only be a result of healthy creeks, rivers, bays, and beaches. Which means, creeks, rivers, bays, and beaches can only be healthy through pollution prevention activities. 

Business Community
Starting a business is a lot of work.  Don't forget to verify the laws and permits that are required for your specific business.  As a reminder, food service facilities are required to obtain a clarifier/grease interceptor permit with Los Angeles County: Environmental Protection Division (Industrial Waste).  These devices ensure that fats, oil, and grease (FOG) do not enter the sewer line but are collected and disposed of properly. 

The following links provide you with additional information on how residents, patrons, and the business community can prevent water pollution:

Water Quality Guidelines for Carpet Cleaning Activities

Tips for Using Concrete and Mortar

A Guide for Food Service Facilities

Plastic Bag Notice

Beverage Container Recycling Notice

For more information on stormwater pollution prevention, please contact Elizabeth Rodriguez at (626) 430-2211.