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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.

All personal information is kept confidential!

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Your Name 
Your e-mail address   
Your Phone
Address where Illegal Discharge Exists:
Street Address  
Zip Code 
Nearest Cross Street   
Date and Time:
Was a commercial vehicle involved?              No    Yes     
If so, what was the company name or license plate number on the vehicle? 
Company Name             
License Plate (State / Number)   
Was a commercial facility involved?                No    Yes   
 If so, what was the name of the company?        
Please describe additional information concerning your complaint below:
Please enter this Verification Code Number "5577"  in this box:    Note: Form will not be sent unless Verification Code Number is entered.

If you have questions or would like additional information, call the Regional Stormwater hotline 
at 1(888) 846-0800 or email us at

                                                     LOCAL STORMWATER PROGRAMS AND REPORTING CONTACTS FOR THE SAN DIEGO REGION


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