Storm Water Pollution Prevention

Storm Water Pollution Prevention Guidelines
Last Updated: Mar 18, 2015
Pools, Spas and Fountains
The water from your pool, spa or fountain contains contaminants that can harm our creeks and bay. If you must drain your pool, spa or fountain, learn how to do it without harming the environment.
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Look for your sanitary sewer clean-out for draining your pool.

Smoking Restrictions in Palo Alto
In 2017, the City of Palo Alto, recognizing the dangers of smoking and secondary smoke, adopted revisions to the City's existing Smoking and Tobacco Regulations (Ordinance 9.14) to prohibit smoking in designated public spaces, including outdoor dining areas, entryways, public events, recreation areas, and service areas and multi-family residential units.
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Council Votes to Snuff Out Smoking in Multi-Use Residences
The City Council unanimously voted on Monday, Dec. 5 to ban smoking at all multi-unit residences and common areas in order to help reduce the public's exposure to secondhand smoke.
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Meeting Development Standards for Stormwater Quality
Contractors and crews must plan ahead to keep dirt, debris, and other construction waste away from storm drains and local creeks. Following these guidelines will ensure your compliance with City of Palo Alto ordinance requirements.
Revision Date: 6/27/2016
Revision Date: 6/2/2006