The Regional Water Quality Control Plant (RWQCP) treats wastewater from the East Palo Alto Sanitary District, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto, and Stanford. The Environmental Compliance Division maintains a Pretreatment Program for control of industrial dischargers and also regulates many commercial dischargers.
Pollution prevention information and programs are supplied to residents as well as businesses within the service area. Public outreach information is included as part of the programs described in most of the pages. If you can't find the information you need please contact us.
Clean Bay Pollution Prevention Plan 2013 The Clean Bay Pollution Prevention Plan is a complete summary of the Palo Alto's Regional Water Quality Control Plants efforts on reducing pollution from entering local creeks and the San Francisco Bay. [more]
Reporting Spills, Dumping, and Back-Ups If you notice any unusual substance in or around a storm drain, or if you see someone dumping anything into the storm drain, street, or gutter, to local creeks or the Bay, or elsewhere in the outdoor environment, report it to us. [more]
Energy/Compost Feasibility Study On April 5, 2010 the Palo Alto City Council directed staff to hire a consultant to conduct a Feasibility Study for a dry anaerobic digestion facility on the southeast side of Palo Alto's wastewater treatment plant ("Plant"). (See "April 5, 2010 City Council Meeting Results." ) [more]