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Stormwater - Painting and Coatings

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PaintersPaint and sanding wastes are among the many common stormwater pollutants that can degrade water quality.  Stormwater runoff from washing off paint brushes in the street or waterway have been found to contain high concentrations of toxins.  When they wash into our recreational waters they can degrade water quality and kill aquatic life.


Your Regulatory Requirements - County of San Diego, Stormwater Ordinance


What can I do?
Use Best Management Practices (BMPs)! 
BMPs are techniques or controls used to prevent or reduce the discharge of pollutants, paint and sanding debris, into the stormwater conveyance system also known as the storm drain system.

Stormwater Best Management Practices for the Painting & Coating Industry

Helpful Information and Documents:
General Stormwater BMP Brochure
Painting and Coatings presentation
Pollutant Impacts on Water Quality
San Diego County Wastewater Agencies
CASQA BMP Handbooks

Tip: Clean latex paint brushes in a bucket, and dispose of waste properly.


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If you have questions or would like additional information, 
call the County Stormwater hotline at 1(888) 846-0800
or e-mail us at watersheds@sdcounty.ca.gov

Report a Stormwater Violation On-Line
 
COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO
Department of Public Works
Watershed Protection Program
 
5510 Overland Ave., Suite 410, MS O326
San Diego,  CA  92123,  USA
(858) 495-5318           Fax: (858) 495-5263