Clean Water Logo linked to email; graphic of lone surfer holding surfboard on cliff overlooking the ocean and the sunset

The City of Encinitas Clean Water Program serves to protect and enhance the quality of local surface waters, including our creeks, lagoons, and beaches along the Pacific Ocean, through the development and implementation of comprehensive stormwater pollution prevention activities.  Read the Jurisdictional Runoff Management Plan located in the Quick Links on the right for more information about the City's Clean Water Program.

Pollution can come from car fluids, fertilizers, tires, home car washing, over-irrigation runoff, pet waste, pesticides, littering/trash, and illegal dumping; all of which can cause problems downstream as urban runoff.  Over-irrigation runoff can contribute to this problem as it carries pollutants downstream and into the untreated storm drain system. 

We can all help protect our environment and our waterways by using simple BMP's (BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES) that prevent pollution from entering our storm drains and eventually the ocean.  For more detailed information about Best Management Practices for Stormwater, please view our other listed Clean Water Program Pages or our Quick Links located to the right. Title 20 STORMWATER MANAGEMENT of the City's Municipal Code is also available in the Quick Links panel.

Storm Drain Stencil with blue water drop says "Drains Directly To Ocean" "You Are The Filter" - designed by San Dieguito Academy Students Garrett Kunkler and Niall Rindt

Report Stormwater Pollution! 

Environmental Pollution in the street, gutter, storm drain, open channel, or waterway, can be reported to the Clean Water Program Hotline If you see excessive water runoff, over-irrigation runoff, or other types of stormwater pollution, contact the Clean Water Program. 

Stormwater Pollution can end up in our sensitive creeks, streams, lagoon, and ocean, causing negative effects on water quality and wildlife. Contact the City of Encinitas Clean Water Program with questions or concerns:
[email protected] or
(760) 633-2787.

D Street Overlook view to the north of beach bathers and swimmers in Encinitas, CA