What we can do…and why we should
Remember, the storm drain system was constructed to protect public health and safety by preventing flooding of homes, businesses, and streets. The storm drain system is typically built with the street system, so that the new streets will drain during storm events. The storm drain system consists of gutters, catch basins, manholes, underground pipes, roadside ditches, and channels. When it rains, or if the yards are over watered, untreated pollutant sources are flushed to the storm drain system and into the ocean.
All of us are responsible for ensuring that our ocean and the contributing waterways remain free of pollution. The City of Oxnard and other agencies in Ventura County are Communities for Clean Watersheds.
Remember – you are the solution to stormwater pollution.
Water Resources Division