Public involvement, including participation by both businesses and residents, is essential to reducing water pollution. Pollution is often easily prevented with a little extra effort. In 2000, the City focused on reducing water pollution from auto repair shops, other types of vehicle service facilities, and food service facilities. Business owners were educated and required to implement the pollution prevention methods in the City's Best Management Practices (BMPs) Food Service Facilities and Vehicle Service Facilities. This year, the City Public Works Department is recognizing local vehicle service and food service facilities that adopted these BMPs and kept pollutants out of our sewer and storm drain system.
Look for the Clean Ocean Business decal at these Vehicle Service Businesses.
Look for the Clean Ocean Business decal at these Food Service Businesses.
The City of Santa Cruz’s Environmental Compliance Program in association with the California Water Environment Association (Monterey Bay Section) hosted the Pollution Prevention Awards Event 2016 on Thursday, Sept. 15, to honor regional wastewater treatment agencies and local businesses who have furthered pharmaceutical diversion from water sources and treatment facilities.d
If you would like more information on the Clean Ocean Business Program, please contact an Environmental Compliance Inspector at 831-420-6050.