A variety of pollutants are washed from roadways, parking lots, commercial properties, and neighborhoods into storm drains which lead to our local creeks, and ultimately to the San Francisco Bay. The city of Livermore has joined with 15 other jurisdictions in Alameda County to form the Alameda Countywide Clean Water Program in an effort to coordinate and implement local programs throughout the country to minimize and prevent urban runoff pollution.
The Program educates the public on how to keep businesses and homes from contributing to stormwater pollution. It also coordinates its activities with other pollution prevention programs such as wastewater treatment plants, hazardous waste disposal, and water recycling. The Program has worked since 1991 to: