Storm Water Pollution
Due to our desert region, many residents within the City of Brawley are unaware of the storm drain pollution problem and the threat it poses to local drains, the New River and ultimately the Salton Sea. In fact, many people don’t realize that much of the City’s storm drains connect directly to local waterways, without treament.
Many manmade pollutants such as trash, grease, construction products and vehicle solvents accumulate on local streets and parking lots. When the rain does fall, these pollutants are carried into our local storm drains and end up in our drains and river. Throuhout the year, over watering of lawns and landscaping area, car washing, and hosing down of driveways washes pet droppings, fertilizers and cleaning solvents into the City’s storm drain system and eventually to the local drains and river affecting the local ecosystem.
The City of Brawley Municipal Codes is in the development stage to prevent and enforce illegal dumping to pollutants with the City’s storm drain systems. Contact the Public Works Department at (760) 344-5800 to report any illegal dumping activity.
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