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These are my two boys
 and the reason I'm so
 passionate about water quality ...

 

 

 

 


Keeping our oceans clean & beautiful!
 

 

 

 

La Jollanís enjoy our lovely beaches.

We depend upon clean water for our health, our recreation and our livelihoods. California's waterways are essential. They have irreplaceable ecology value for humans and other species.

They are a key element in our ecological infrastructure, providing habitat for species, food, drinking water, agricultural and recreational uses. Most people would agree that San Diego's finest resource is its ocean.

Except that everything that enters storm drains goes directly into the ocean! That includes motor oil, gasoline, soap from car washes, trash, cigarette butts, leaves and plants Runoff also contains copper and zinc from car brake linings, pesticides, fertilizers and a potpourri of other pollutants.

Urban stormwater is one of the top three sources of pollution of our nation's rivers, lakes, oceans, and estuaries.


You can do your part by disposing of toxic materials properly,
not littering, using non-toxic cleaning products and more ...
 

 

Runoff is Ugly

- itís the excess water  that carries pollutants directly into storm drains which carry water out to sea. Runoff can contain such pollutants as motor oil, gasoline, soap from car washes, trash, cigarette butts, leaves and plants. Runoff also contains copper & zinc from car brake linings, pesticides, & fertilizers.

 
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