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Apr 15

Help protect Menlo Park inlets and storm drains

Posted on April 15, 2019 at 6:22 pm by Peter Ibrahim

With the end of the rain season in sight, it is important to keep debris away from storm drain inlets. The three main types of stormwater pollutants are:
  • Litter (e.g. cans, paper and plastic bags and cigarette butts)
  • Chemicals (e.g. detergents, automotive fluids and fertilizers)
  • Organic waste (e.g. leaves, lawn and garden clippings and animal excrement)

The City’s storm drains flow directly to the bay impacting our water, fish and wildlife. 

Top tips to help reduce pollution and dispose of items properly:
If you notice waste dumped illegally in or near the storm drains or in the public right of way, please report an illicit discharge online to the City’s stormwater management staff or call 650-330-6750. Reported illicit discharges will be logged and addressed in a timely manner. 

For more information, please contact Associate Civil Engineer Clarence Li

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