Discharges Into Storm Drains, Streets, Culverts, Rivers, Creeks, etc.
The wastewater and sewage that drain from inside your house is treated and cleaned before it enters the ocean, but the storm drains in the street outside your home flow directly to the ocean, rivers, and lakes without any treatment. It is therefore very important that no one be allowed to dump waste of any kind onto street surfaces, drainage pipes and ditches, or into storm drains - they are only for rainwater.
If you see someone dumping anything onto street surfaces, into storm drains, or into any other device built to contain rainfall or runoff in
San Diego County, please report it immediately by calling the
Regional Hotline at 1(888) 846-0800 or by using the form below. The County of San Diego will respond to all complaints in unincorporated areas, and will refer complaints in
the incorporated cities to the appropriate jurisdictions.
To report an
Emergency, call 911.
(do not use this form to
report an emergency)
You must leave at least one form of contact
information in order to be updated on the status of the complaint
investigation. Contact information is also necessary so that
the we may receive additional information
concerning the complaint.
personal information is kept
If you have questions or would
like additional information, call the Regional Stormwater hotline
at 1(888) 846-0800 or email
us at firstname.lastname@example.org