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100% of stormwater that runs off into the surrounding rivers and Delta is untreated?
Sacramento Residents - Keep our Rivers Clean!
As a Sacramento County resident, it’s important to know what can be done to keep our rivers clean (pollutant-free). Approximately 80% of pollutants in our water are caused by residents! Everyday events such as driving, watering our lawn, or even dropping a gum wrapper on the ground contributes to this.

As water from rain or residents passes over driveways, parking lots, sidewalks and streets, it picks up pollutants such as dirt, chemicals and litter. Unfortunately, this stormwater runoff runs into a nearby storm drain where it is carried directly into the river, without treatment, bringing all the pollutants with it.

This polluted stormwater runoff is collected from all our residential area, which collectively poses a great threat to our waters. Let's all do our part to protect our creeks and rivers from harmful pollutants!

Common Stormwater Pollutants
We found them, the sources of stormwater pollution to the Sacramento area! Check out how and why these sources affect our local waterways.

Actions for Clean Water
We can all fight stormwater pollution with these actions! They will keep your routine simple, while making a positive impact.

Learn what you can do to protect our environment and improve water quality in our neighborhoods
Love Your Landscaping
Landscaping practices designed to help you create a healthy, beautiful, vibrant yard while conserving water and preventing pollution of our air and local rivers…
Pollutants Of Concern

Below is a list of some common pollutants found in or around our homes that negatively impact stormwater.

Weed Killers
Animal Waste
Used Motor Oil
Oil Based Paints

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