Blog/News – Project Clean Water


Keep Runoff in Check

By Chelsea McGimpsey | October 19, 2023 | 0 Comments

Get ready for wet weather ahead with Project Clean Water’s Irrigation Campaign! Every week, the average household wastes 180 gallons of water due to leaks—amounting to 9,400 gallons annually per household. Leaks might seem like a small inconvenience, but in reality runoff from outdoor leaks can carry pollutants like pet waste, trash, yard debris, and […]

Get Water Wise with Irrigation Rebates and Upgrades

By Chelsea McGimpsey | October 3, 2023 | 0 Comments

It pays to be water smart! Upgrading your irrigation system can save you money and help prevent stormwater pollution. Check out these links below to water saving tips: Residents in San Diego County: Take advantage of water-saving technologies with San Diego County Water Authority’s residential rebates and programs—schedule a FREE Water Use Survey to make […]

Project Clean Water Reminds San Diego County “Trash Free Starts with Me” on CBS8

By Chelsea McGimpsey | August 23, 2023 | 0 Comments

Days spent out at the beach, on the trail or at a BBQ soaking up the last bit of summer sun in San Diego usually means the possibility of a lot of trash being left behind. This month, CBS8 caught up once again with Project Clean Water to get some more helpful tips of how […]

August is National Water Quality Month!

By Chelsea McGimpsey | August 9, 2023 | 0 Comments

It’s National Water Quality month! This month, as we enjoy the last weeks of summer at our beaches, lakes and rivers, we also reflect on all of the ways we can keep our water ways clean and free of debris so we can enjoy them year-round. Here are some ways you can keep your water […]

Go trash free this summer!

By Chelsea McGimpsey | July 31, 2023 | 0 Comments

Project Clean Water is proud to have kicked off another campaign this summer on ways you can keep your community trash and litter free. Did you know: Each year, around 500,000 POUNDS OF LITTER AND TRASH enter San Diego’s waterways? This poses a persistent pollution problem. The good news: There are actions you can start […]

Project Clean Water Promotes Trash Free Campaign on CBS 8

By Chelsea McGimpsey | July 11, 2023 | 0 Comments

On July 4, Project Clean Water was featured on CBS 8 to promote our new Trash Free Starts with Me campaign and to provide ways that San Diegans can reduce their waste in time for the busiest beach day of the year and beyond. Paige Copenhaver, Land Use/Environmental Planner for the Watershed Protection Program and […]

Regional Water Equity Project: Upcoming Events

By Chelsea McGimpsey | June 23, 2023 | 0 Comments

Scan the QR code or click on the flyer if you are interested in attending any of these workshops!

Dog Waste Myth # 3

By Chelsea McGimpsey | May 11, 2023 | 0 Comments

Myth: All the water that flows through our storm drains is treated, so it doesn’t really matter if I pick up my dog’s poop or not. Fact: Nope! Not correct. Water that enters our storm drains is NOT treated. This means that everything, including pollutants such as dog waste, that enters our storm drains flows […]

Dog Waste Myth # 2

By Chelsea McGimpsey | May 11, 2023 | 0 Comments

Myth: It is completely OK to not pick up dog poop in my yard. It doesn’t harm anyone and it’s actually good for my grass. Fact: Wrong, friend! Dog waste that is left on our lawns does not just go away. Dog poop can be very harmful to our waterways and our health, even if […]

Dog Waste Myth # 1

By Chelsea McGimpsey | May 11, 2023 | 0 Comments

Myth: I don’t need to throw my dog’s poop out because it’s as good as fertilizer. Fact: This is false! Dog poop cannot be used as fertilizer. Fertilizer is created with the intention of providing nutrients to plants. Dog poop is a result of your pup relieving itself. See how they’re different? Fertilizer contains nutrients […]