Stormwater originates from
rainfall and other precipitation that runs off of surfaces all over town
- rooftops, streets, lawns, etc. Stormwater makes its way into natural
water sources and takes everything from Crockett and Port Costa surfaces
with it to these areas.
When you wash your car on a compacted surface, the runoff containing
soap, heavy metals, road grime, greases, and oils can enter the storm
drains. Unlike sanitary drains, storm drains usually run directly into
creeks, ponds, and lakes. Use a commercial car wash facility or find a
grassy area at home to soak up the runoff. Protect our area's natural
Proper maintenance is crucial to keep the stormwater drainage facilities
functioning. Residents should clear leaves from the gutters in front of
their homes or businesses before the rainy season.
Contra Costa County Public Works Department
is responsible for storm drain maintenance and unblocking storm drains in Crockett and Port Costa