Prevention Tips

As a resident or business owner in La Habra there are some simple steps you can take to help prevent stormwater pollution.

  1. Vehicle Maintenance
  2. Hazardous Waste
  3. Pool Maintenance
  4. Yard Maintenance
  5. Pet Waste

Vehicle Maintenance

Keep your vehicles in good running order and perform routine maintenance to prevent leaks from oil and other car fluids. Leaks from vehicles on the ground often times are a primary source of pollution in runoff.


If you have a spill, don't hose it down into the gutter or storm drains. The best thing to do is to clean it up with absorbent materials such as kitty litter, and promptly dispose of the material after the spill has been absorbed.

Car Washing

Take your vehicle to a car wash instead of washing at home. If you choose to wash at home, divert the wash water onto your lawn or garden and use a biodegradable, phosphate-free detergent. Also, using a bucket (not a running hose) to wash and rinse your car conserves water.