Protecting Our Creeks & Bay

Every drop of water we use at home and work inside and outside drains into San Francisco Bay. – a project of the City of Palo Alto Watershed Protection Group – is here to keep pollutants out of creeks and San Francisco bay by treating 22 million gallons of wastewater each day and by providing programs and educational services to inspire ongoing protection of our waterways when at home and work.

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Fats, Cooking Oil, and Grease

down the drain creates backups for you and your neighbors. Learn More

Household Hazardous Waste

Every drop of water we use at home and work inside and outside drains into San Francisco Bay.

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School Programs

Your students can make an impact in preventing water pollution to help keep San Francisco Bay healthy.

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Unwanted Medicine

Scientists are studying the possible impacts on humans and marine life when exposed to these drugs, but you can minimize potential problems by safely disposing of unused medicines.

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Educational Videos

Check out our YouTube Channel with videos about hazardous waste disposal and safe pest control.

Watch How Wastewater is Cleaned

News and Events

  • On Sat. April 19, 2014, show your support for saving water! Come out for the 2nd Annual Great Race for Saving Water at the Baylands Athletic Center, Palo Alto.
  • Enjoy a fun night watching student-created, eco-inspired short films and fashion show at the Greenlight Film and Fashion Festival on April 24, 2014.
  • Got garden pests? Take a free workshop to learn safe, effective pest control at Common Ground Garden Supply on May 17, 2014. (registration required)
  • National River Cleanup event is on Sat. May 17, 2014. Bring family and friends to a local creek in Palo Alto and have a fun morning outdoors.

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