Baykeeper Updates Related to Urban Storm Water

Blog Post: March 30, 2012
Plans for a redeveloped business district in East Palo Alto need to include more storm water pollution prevention measures and take into account future sea level rise, Baykeeper recently told regulators. We urged the city of East Palo Alto to redraft the environmental impact report for this large-...
Blog Post: October 24, 2011
Want to help cut pollution in the Bay by collecting and reusing rainwater from your San Francisco rooftop? If so, you can get a discount of up to 60% on rain barrels from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC). The SFPUC also offers cisterns at discounts of up to $640. During rainy...
Featured Stories: March 16, 2011
For the first time in ten years, the State Water Board is renewing regulations that govern pollution from California's interstates and highways. Baykeeper is fighting for a strong policy to control this major source of pollution to the state's waterways. Caltrans is responsible under the Clean...
Blog Post: February 8, 2011
San Francisco Baykeeper recently received a call to our pollution hotline from a concerned resident who was biking in Redwood City. She noticed oil on the street next to several garbage collection locations and eventually spotted oil near almost every house's collection site throughout several...
Blog Post: January 11, 2011
If you're a resident of San Francisco, check out this special SFPUC program to help you reduce water consumption and storm water pollution to the Bay by installing a rainwater harvesting system. SFPUC is offering discounted rain barrels and cisterns for residents, businesses and schools, and for...
Blog Post: December 14, 2010
With the arrival of the rainy season, the Baykeeper staff has been busy collecting samples of storm water to test for pollution. And we need volunteers who can help! During the rainy season, pollutants from streets, homes, parking lots, commercial centers and industrial sites all get washed into...
Blog Post: December 1, 2009
In October 2009 the San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board adopted the final Municipal Regional Stormwater Permit, pursuant to the Clean Water Act. Also known as an MS4 permit, this document describes the requirements cities are required to follow in regards to stormwater and...
Monthly Column: February 1, 2009
San Francisco Baykeeper has worked for almost two decades to protect the San Francisco Bay from pollution. Over the years, we’ve achieved a number of victories that have helped improve water quality not only locally but at the state and national level as well – in fact, last month we secured...
Monthly Column: January 1, 2009
While the rainy season in the Bay Area can mean an end to nice weather and much-loved outdoor activities, it’s an important and productive time for our environment – rain prompts new plant growth after many dry months and replenishes water reserves for drinking and irrigation. In urban areas...
Monthly Column: July 1, 2008
Welcome to summer in the Bay Area: the fog is rolling, the Bay is crowded with windsurfers, swimmers and sailors, visitors fill tour boats and residents are flocking to shoreline parks and beaches for picnics and playtime. Summertime gives us all a chance enjoy recreation on or near the Bay...

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