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


Through the development and implementation of comprehensive stormwater pollution prevention activities, 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. 

Pollution can come from car fluids, fertilizers, 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 information about Best Management Practices for stormwater, please view our other listed Clean Water Program Pages or our Quick Links located to the right.
D Street Overlook view to the north of beach bathers and swimmers in Encinitas, CA

Report Stormwater Pollution! 

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.

Storm Drain Grate with Sky Blue Storm Drain Plate above with White lettering, "No Dumping -Drains to Ocean"