SMCWPPP is committed to educating residents of San Mateo County and providing partnership opportunities to further the resources and reach of the pollution prevention message. We strive to educate the public about the causes of stormwater pollution and its serious effects on the quality of local creeks, lagoons, shorelines and neighborhoods. The following outreach materials, information, and advertising campaigns help us to make the connection between actions and the effect on the environment with the goal to encourage our community to adopt less pollution and more environmentally beneficial practices.
Residents Everyday activities like washing your car or caring for your garden impact
water quality. Learn what you can do to help keep our water clean.
Kids Activity pages to help you learn about stormwater, stormdrains, and how to prevent water pollution.
Stormwater 101 Learn more about stormwater and the causes of water pollution.
Watershed Map San Mateo County has 34 watersheds. Find the location where you live on the map to see which watershed you live in. Links to publicly available maps of the local municipal separate storm sewer system are also available.
Watershed Groups Guide Environmental Resource Guide of Groups and Organizations in San Mateo County with Watershed Stewardship Efforts. Search local groups by location or topic of interest. Want to start your own watershed group? Check out this page for ways to get started.
Videos View our public service announcements for an overview of the causes of stormwater pollution.
Calendar of Events Get involved! Find out about upcoming events in the community.
Community Action Grant Up to $3,000 will be awarded to groups proposing projects to restore, protect, enhance, or prevent pollution of local waterways or which benefit the ecology of the San Mateo County watershed.
Program Materials Pollution prevention educational and reference materials are available in Acrobat PDF format to view and download.
Report an Incident of Water Pollution Report incidents of water pollution problems such as illegal dumping or discharges.