City Activities Street sweeping Street surface repair Maintain safe streets Clean Sewer lines Clean Storm drain lines, inlets, and catch basins Daily equipment cleaning
City Activities (Cont.) Maintaining City Parks and School Grounds Maintaining Municipal Buildings and Parking Lots Providing Recreational Areas Planning Building Inspection
Observations Asphalt staining (Rust, oil, grease, chlorine) Sediment on sidewalks and in streets Discarded materials (tires, car batteries, oil) Sewage overflows (water discharging from a cleanout) or RV discharges Leaking vehicles or equipment Uncovered, unprotected piles of dirt or other materials SPILLS/DUMPING
Activities…Pollution Rust is composed of various metals Tires fill with water and attract mosquitoes Batteries crack and release acid Vehicle and equipment leaks are petroleum Sediment clogs water ways and transports pollution. Sewage contains bacteria, viruses, and parasites (oh my) Spills not cleaned or cleaned improperly … ………..head to the BEACH!
Pollution Metals hurt fish and small creatures in the bay Mosquitoes carry West Nile Virus Acid kills living things Petroleum smothers living creatures Sediment clogs our waterways and carries pollution Bacteria cause disease Spills cause additional pollution.
City Staff Actions CALL (441-1653) –Anytime you see, hear, or smell a discharge. DIRECT –When you are confident with the decision LEAVE INFORMATION –Anytime you believe there is or could be a discharge DOCUMENT OBSERVATION –Always
Individual Actions Place used and left over materials in properly designated areas Clean outdoor work areas Clean up SPILLS immediately Plan before working outdoors
Your Actions mean this pollution is sent to the dump and not the ocean