Report storm drain pollution & over-irrigation runoff:


Clean Water Program Hotline
(760) 633-2787

(760) 633-2922


Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Closed alternate Fridays

Stormwater Management

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Clean Water Program Logo says City of Encinitas Clean Water Program wording with an illustration of the sea and a cliff and a surfer standing on the cliff with his surfboard

The City of Encinitas Clean Water Program serves to protect and enhance the quality of local surface waters, including creeks, lagoons, and beaches along the Pacific Ocean.  Through the development and implementation of comprehensive pollution prevention activities, we work together to protect the watershed and wildlife downstream.  We also enlist the public's help to report pollution. 

Report Stormwater Pollution!

Contact the City of Encinitas Clean Water Program with questions or concerns: or (760) 633-2787.

Stormwater Pollution can end up in sensitive creeks, streams, lagoon, and ocean, causing negative effects on water quality and wildlife. Environmental Pollution in the street, gutter, storm drain, open channel, or waterway, can be reported to the Clean Water Program Hotline. If you see excessive water runoff, over-irrigation runoff, or other types of stormwater pollution, contact the Clean Water Program.

Photograph of D Street Lookout over Moonlight Beach, Encinitas, CA looking north. Beach bathers, cliffside, and ocean shown.

For more information about the City's Clean Water Program, read the Jurisdictional Runoff Management Plan.

Pollution can come from car fluids, fertilizers, tires, home car washing, over-irrigation runoff, pet waste, pesticides, littering/trash, and illegal dumping; all of which can cause problems downstream as polluted 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 BMPs (Best Management Practices) that prevent pollution from entering our storm drains and eventually the ocean. Also see Title 20 Stormwater Management of the City's Municipal Code.

                                                           New Voice Lobby Storm Drain Stencil says "Drains Directly To Ocean" "You Are The Filter" with blue water drop cupped by hands with waves underneath