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"Only Rain in the Storm Drain"...

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is the motto of the Storm Water Program. 

Storm Drains are not connected to a treatment plant. 

Liquids and materials dumped or accidentally left in the street, sidewalk, or gutter, eventually flow into the San Diego River, polluting the waters that discharge into the Ocean Beach and Mission Beach area, and ultimately the Pacific Ocean. 

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Is Storm Water Pollution a Big Problem in the City of El Cajon?

YES.

In San Diego County, million upon millions of gallons of contaminated water and debris drain through the storm drain system each dry-weather day.  On rainy days, flows can increase one hundred fold.

What Are the Effects of Storm Water Pollution?

HEALTH:

Storm water pollution poses a serious health risk to people swimming or fishing in our streams, bays, or the ocean.