Project Clean Water Workgroup – Project Clean Water

Project Clean Water Workgroup


The Regional Project Clean Water Workgroup is comprised of various Copermittee representatives developing and overseeing education and outreach efforts. The focus of this Workgroup is 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 Project Clean Water 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.