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Stormwater - Solvents and Degreasers

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Spraying a solvent on car parts.Solvents and degreasers are among the many common stormwater pollutants that can degrade water quality.  Stormwater runoff containing these compounds have been found in local waterways.  Organics such as engine degreasers, cleaners, and other solvents 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, such as solvents and degreasers, into the stormwater conveyance system also known as the storm drain system.

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

Tips: Use shop rags to clean up spills.
          Use less-toxic alternatives.


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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