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Clean Water Program

The Alameda County Department of Environmental Health (ACDEH), in partnership with the Alameda County Public Works Agency, implements the industrial and commercial site control program to comply with the San Francisco Bay Municipal Regional Stormwater Permit (MRP) which covers stormwater discharges from Alameda County.

ACDEH inspects businesses in unincorporated Alameda County according to the MRP, provides outreach and education to businesses on best management practices (BMPs), and enforces Alameda County Municipal Code Chapter 13.08, the Stormwater Management and Discharge Control Ordinance.

Through the Clean Water Program, ACDEH helps reduce or eliminate the pollution of receiving waters, including creeks and the San Francisco Bay; and protect and enhance the water quality in county water bodies, including watercourses, wetlands, creeks, and flood control facilities.