What can residents do to help keep our waterways clean?

A smart city is an informed city. If you witness an unusual event that may impact the storm drains, give us a call. Calls we have received range from cars leaking oil to bad odors and from excessive irrigation runoff to backed-up plumbing. Typical response time for after-hour calls is within 45 minutes. Residents are encouraged to report these unusual events during regular business hours by calling Public Services at 619-522-7380. After hours - from 4:30 pm to 7 am Monday through Thursday, and 3:30 pm Friday until 7 am Monday - residents should call the Coronado Police Department at 619-522-7350. Reportable items also can be submitted through the Action Center of the City's website. Residents are encouraged to use home cleaning practices that minimize or eliminate potential pollutants from entering gutters when they perform tasks such as washing cars, applying fertilizer, tending to their landscaping, washing driveways and patios, and cleaning pools. This San Diego County brochure has some easy steps residents can take.

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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?