Pollution Prevention

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Alameda Countywide Clean Water Program

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:

  • Educate the public about stormwater pollution and how to prevent it
  • Eliminate illegal dumping and monitor water quality
  • Reduce the amount of runoff pollution by promoting solutions and Best Management Practices (BMPs), which are simple and effective techniques businesses can use to control the pollution they contribute.

Visit the Program's website at www.cleanwaterprogram.org. The Program's wealth of publications may be accessed by clicking on the following: www.cleanwaterprogram.com/publications_home.htm