Stormwater Pollution Control

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Please report any problem, discharge, or dumping in or near storm drains. If you see a problem, please contact City of Lafayette Public Works Services at 925-934-3908 or Police Dispatch at 925-284-5010. Detailed information you can provide will help us respond and investigate to maintain the health of our creeks and Bay. 

Stormwater pollution prevention is everyone’s goal and responsibility. The City is required to comply with Federal and State Clean Water regulations. This includes residents, City staff, visitors, businesses and contractors performing work within the City. City efforts to prevent stormwater pollution are regulated under the jurisdiction of the State Water Board and the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (SFBRWQCB) through an NPDES permit issued by the SFBRWQB to Contra Costa County cities and municipalities. Below are links to additional websites providing pollution prevention information.

Trash is a large pollutant to our waterways and the City’s NPDES permit requires significant efforts and reductions of trash within the City. Please assist with picking up litter and keeping litter contained to prevent it from entering the City’s storm drains and creeks.

For additional information on stormwater issues, watershed characteristics, stormwater pollution prevention alternatives, and new and redevelopment issues and requirements; please see the links and resources below.

Point of Contact for Contra Costa Clean Water Program

Stormwater Issues 101

Municipal Stormwater Permits for New Development

Watershed Maps

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Alternatives

Statewide Integrated Pest Management

Ecowise Pest Management

Disposal of Hazardous Waste

Landscaping Training and Education

Recycling & Waste Reduction

Recycle Smart

Renewable Landscaping