How OC residents can protect our waterways

Many people think that the largest source of water pollution in urban areas comes from specific sources such as factories and sewage treatment plants.  In fact, the largest source of water pollution comes from your city streets, neighborhoods, construction sites and parking lots.  This type of pollution is sometimes called “non-point source” pollution because there is no single identifiable source from where the pollution comes.

This section of the website has some tips for common activities around the house that will help reduce water pollution.  Explore these pages to learn more about what you can do to keep our waterways clean.  Remember, the Ocean Begins at Your Front Door!