Who to contact
Report hazardous spills, illegal dumping, storm drain blockages, sanitary sewer backups or overflows in your community.
Not finding what you need?
Call the City of Palo Alto Public Works - Watershed Protection at 650-329-2122 or email email@example.com.
MAP & Directions
To the City of Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Control Plant and the Household Hazardous Waste Station.
Learn how wastewater is cleaned and how to keep pollution out of homes, creeks and San Francisco Bay.
Learn more about the science and engineering of wastewater treatment.
How to avoid sewer overflows into your home or onto your street (hint: don't flush that kitty litter even if the box says you can).
Consumer Reports tests if Flushable Wipes really break down
Many products that claim to be flushable actually cause sewer backups. Learn what Consumer Reports says about "flushable wipes."
Learn how making a safer, less-toxic home contributes to a less-polluted Bay.
Safer Pest Control
Learn safer ways to control home and garden pests.
Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste Safely
Dispose of hazardous waste the right way to protect your family and San Francisco Bay.
Learn how mercury from the Gold Rush era still impacts San Francisco Bay today.
San Francisco Bay is still healing from Gold Rush era mercury and gold mining.
Learn about the Science of Risk through these fun, animated videos.
Save the Creeks
by RWQCP, Palo Alto Girl Scout Troop 60123