The Regional Education and Outreach Workgroup is comprised of various Copermittee representatives, and focuses on increasing knowledge and awareness about water quality and stormwater, improving community perceptions on how to prevent stormwater pollution, and providing a foundation for behavior change.
Members from this group participate in and sponsor regional community events, clean-ups, and workshops. Through collaboration and partnerships, Copermittees have been successful in engaging our communities and elevating the importance of clean water and stormwater pollution prevention.
The Regional Education and Outreach workgroup meets regularly and advises the Regional Stormwater Management Committee regarding direction for Stormwater outreach and education efforts in the San Diego Region.
General Pollution Prevention Tips:
Did You Know?
- That even when water restrictions are lifted, irrigation runoff is still prohibited by the State, local agencies, and water districts.
- Irrigation runoff is defined as the discharge of irrigation water to the storm drain system.
- The storm drain system includes gutters, streets, storm drains and culverts, etc.
- Irrigation water from your yard drain is also prohibited from entering the storm drain system.
Irrigation runoff can pick up pollutants that accumulate on the ground like dirt, bacteria, trash, and motor oil, and may send it into the nearest storm drain. Eventually, bacteria and other pollutants in the storm drain system could enter our creeks and beaches untreated.
Let’s All Do Our Part! Stop Irrigation Runoff.
Did you know you can help protect San Diego’s Water Quality by using water more efficiently? By preventing over-irrigation and unnecessary outdoor water use, you can help to prevent polluted water runoff from entering our storm drain system and waterways.
What Can You Do?
- Redirect sprinkler heads away from your yard drain
- Repair leaking or broken sprinklers
- Temporarily cover your yard drain with a bowl or mat when watering
- Water in short cycles to allow water to absorb into the soil
- Water in the early morning or late evening when it is cooler outside
- Replace thirsty landscapes with drought-tolerant or native plants
Thank you for doing your part to protect our waterways.