How do I get rid of the dirty water that’s generated as part of  a construction or remediation project? Can I send it down the storm drain or hose it into the street

Water from a construction or remediation project should never be sent down a storm drain or flushed into the street or gutter. Doing so pollutes our waterways, kills plants and animals, and sets you up for a hefty fine.

Instead, you’ll need to capture the water and discharge it properly into the into the City’s sewer system. This requires a special discharge permit and may involve a plan and special equipment. So, before your project begins, be sure to contact the City’s Environmental Services Division at 707-776-3777. City staff will help you understand the permit requirements, create a plan, and do  your part to keep our waterways clean.

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