Pollution Prevention

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Did you know that the water in our storm drains is not treated before it reaches the ocean and beaches where you swim and play

Stormwater pollution is urban runoff water that has picked up pollutants as it flows through the storm drain system and empties directly into local waterways. Unlike sewage, which goes to treatment plants, urban runoff flows untreated through the storm drain system. Anything that ends up in the gutter or street can flow directly into our creeks, bays, and ocean. This includes pollutants like trash, pet waste, runoff from pesticides and fertilizers, and other toxic household chemicals.

For more information:
Brochure: The Ocean Begins at Your Front Door


The City of Cypress is required under the State of California Waste Discharge Requirements to provide training to its new employees in regards to water pollution prevention.

Please take the time to read the Employee Training Stormwater 101. The training should not take more than 5 minutes to complete. After you have finished reading Stormwater 101, please print out the self-certification statement, sign it, and return it to the Water Quality Manager in the Public Works Department. This information will be kept on file in the Public Works Department. A copy of this form will also be placed in your personnel file by Human Resources.

Please complete the training and return the signed self-certification statement within 2 days.

Remember, the ocean begins at your front door.

Thank you for completing the City of Cypress Stormwater Quality Program New Employee Orientation Training.

2017 Annual Employee Stormwater Training


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