Pollution ProblemEverything that flows down the street and enters the storm drain system eventually empties into the Santa Ana River without being cleaned at treatment plants. Anything that flows through the system, besides rainwater, is called stormwater pollution. This runoff is the largest source of pollution in our nation's waterways.
The Stormwater Program works to reduce the amount of pollution that empties into local waterways. Usually, stormwater pollution is caused by people doing little things that add up to a bigger problem.
If you see someone dumping materials in the street or storm drain system, call the City of Fontana Police Department at 909-350-7700.
Ways To Help
- Use your refuse, recycling, and green waste containers instead of littering in the street.
- Rinse water-based paint out of brushes and rollers in the sink, not in the street.
- Avoid using pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers when possible. If you must use yard chemicals, apply only as directed and never right before a storm.
- Wash your car where the water and soap won't flow to the street, or take your car to a car wash.
- Use a broom, instead of a hose, to clean your paved driveway, sidewalks, and streets.
- Pick up after your pets.
- Repair leaks on your vehicles.
- Take hazardous waste, such as used motor oil and filters, automotive fluids, yard chemicals, and paints to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility.
Stormwater Pollution Prevention Information
Listed below are flyers containing tips and information on how to dispose of various materials in order to prevent stormwater pollution and protect our community and our environment:
- Auto Maintenance: English | Spanish
- Fertilizer: English | Spanish
- Fresh Concrete and Mortar Application: English | Spanish
- Home and Garden: English | Spanish
- Home Repair and Remodeling: English | Spanish
- Painting: English | Spanish
- Pet Waste: English | Spanish