What else does the City do to keep our ocean and bay clean year-round?

Coronado has 13 dry-weather diverters on many of the storm drain outlets as an extra protection for its receiving waters. The diverters capture all summertime or dry-season runoff - from home car washing, over-irrigating lawns, and illegally discharged water - and sends it to the sanitary sewer system to be treated so that no runoff besides rain enters the bay or ocean. Additionally, during storm events, the "first flush" of rainwater rushing through the storm drain system, usually the most heavily polluted, also goes to the sanitary system. These systems are continually inspected and cleaned to ensure proper working order. 

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1. Why does the City of Coronado have separate sanitary sewer and storm drain systems?
2. Why is rainwater released untreated?
3. Why can't storm drain water be sent to Point Loma to be treated?
4. What does the City do to limit pollutants in storm water runoff?
5. What else does the City do to keep our ocean and bay clean year-round?
6. Why is there a flooding issue in the Country Club Estates area? What makes it different?
7. What has the City done to deal with the minor flooding in Country Club Estates?
8. Besides the City, who monitors the storm drain system?
9. What safeguards do our sewer and storm water systems have to prevent failures?
10. What can residents do to help keep our waterways clean?