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Where Should the Water Go?

Where Should The Water Go?

Outdoor cleaning during dry weather months is a common practice, but careful thought must be given to where the dirty washwater goes! Too often, washwater flows into the street gutters and storm drains. Water that enters the street and storm drains flows directly to the Bay and the Ocean without treatment of any kind. Washwaters carry pollutants such as soaps and detergents, degreasers, oils and greases, automotive fluids, metallic brake pad dust, litter and other debris to our waterways, harming fish and other wildlife. dripping faucet

You can help by requesting free guidelines on proper washwater and HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL, including soaps, detergents, cleaning chemicals, surface cleaning, and washwater containing pet flea dip products.

Call the San Mateo County Household Hazardous Waste Program for infomation about free disposal at (415) 363-4718.