Having clean and healthy waterways is important to our daily lives. All storm drains in Union City flow directly to our creeks, wetlands and the Bay. They do not flow to a water treatment plant, as many people believe. Each of us can help so that only rain enters the storm drains. Everyday actions, such as properly disposing of wash water, litter and hazardous materials can prevent pollution and keep our water clean.
The City’s Environmental Programs Division conducts industrial and illicit discharge inspection program. Additionally we review storm water pollution prevention plans, conduct storm water event inspections of construction sites, and receive and investigate complaints about illicit discharges into public storm drain system.
In addition Public Works Department is responsible for implementing the provisions of the California Regional Water District Quality Control Board's (RWQCB) San Francisco Bay Region Municipal Regional Stormwater (NPDES) Permit (MRP). Public Works Department needs to make sure that the requirements of the permits are adhered to and enforced. As such, all new development projects must begin by completing the Impervious Surface Form and the Checklist for Development Projects which may require completing other forms below.
The Clean Water program empowers local residents to protect water and makes it easy for businesses to comply with water protection regulations.
Clean Water Program Documents and Links
For Residents - Small Projects Worksheets:
- Landscape Dispersion Fact Sheet
- Pervious Paving Fact Sheet
- Rain Barrel Fact Sheet
- Rain Garden Fact Sheet
- Solution to Pollution
- Storm Drain Flyer
- Nontoxic pest control
For Development - Construction Related Storm Water Requirement Forms: