Storm drains flow directly to creeks and the Bay without treatment. Never pour anything into a gutter or storm drain.
Motor oil, paint products, pet wastes, and garden chemicals are washed into neighborhood Gutters and Storm Drains by rain and other runoff becoming the leading cause of water pollution in the San Francisco Bay.
Please try to keep Storm Drains clear of leaves to prevent stoppage, and flooding in the streets during the fall and winter seasons. For after hours storm drain emergencies or flooding in the street, call (408) 615-5640.
For information on illegal dumping, flooding and sandbags, view Contacts for Storm Drain Problems.