Storm Water Quality

Storm Water Quality and Urban Runoff Program - Protecting Water Quality

The City of Huntington Beach is known throughout the nation as one the best places to live, work and play. Our 9.5 miles of beaches are highly valued recreational resources to our residents and millions of visitors each year.

Urban runoff, the water from our yards, driveways, and streets that flows through storm drains, is the greatest single source of pollution to our beaches and harbor. Unlike sewage, urban runoff is not always treated before it reaches our beaches and local waterways.

The City is taking proactive steps to preserve and protect the quality of its waterways for the future. By improving water quality we are protecting our ocean, providing a healthy marine environment, and helping to ensure a sustainable place to live, work, and play for years to come.

The Pacific ocean and the Beach, Huntington Beach, CA
No Dumping - Drains to Ocean

 

TO REPORT A SPILL OR DISCHARGE:

Call (714) 960-8861 Monday - Friday (7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.). After hours dial (714) 960 - 8825. For response to chemical spill emergencies, please dial 911

Suspected discharges may also be reported to the Orange County 24-Hour Water Pollution Problem Reporting Hotline: 1-877-89SPILL

O.C. 24 Hr Water Pollution Problem Hotline

Please note the location of the complaint and a brief description and a member of our Stormwater Quality team will investigate the spill/discharge.

To contact us:

Huntington Beach Public Works Department

2000 Main Street, 1st floor - Engineering Division

Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Phone: (714) 536 - 5431

Fax: (714) 374 - 1573

Related Links:

Orange County Stormwater Program
The Orange County Stormwater Program is a cooperative of the County of Orange, Orange County Flood Control District (OCFCD) and all 34 Orange County cities. Click on the link above for information about what you can do to prevent ocean pollution.

Overwatering Is Out

City of Huntington Beach Water Conservation Program
More than 50% of potable water used at home is for irrigation. By efficiently watering outside you can prevent water waste and help reduce urban runoff. Click on the link above to find out about how you can conserve water and prevent runoff, which makes for a cleaner and healthier ocean environment we all can enjoy!

Efficient and precise irrigation is important

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Contact Information

City of Huntington Beach
Public Works Department
2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA
Phone: (714) 536-5431
Fax: (714) 374-1573
Email:  
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