Building Site Runoff Prevention

You are responsible for the prevention of runoff pollution from your construction sites. You can be fined up to $1,000 per day and your project can be halted if you do not meet the requirements for prevention of runoff into the storm drain system and local waterways. Learn how to prevent runoff here.

Car Wash Kit

The City of Chico's car wash kit contains equipment that you can use to block off the storm drain and divert wastewater to areas where the soapy/dirty water can soak into the ground rather than flowing into the gutters, and into our creeks. You can also build your own affordable car wash kit. Learn more here.

Car Wash Fundraisers

If you're planning a Car Wash Fundraiser, please remember to protect our creeks and wildlife while you wash cars to raise money for your club or school. Learn more here.

Pervious Concrete

Pervious concrete is a mixture of course aggregate, Portland cement, water and little to no sand. A typical pervious concrete pavement has a 15-25% void structure and allows 3-8 gallons of water per minute to pass through each square foot. This is equal to 6,000 to 17,000 inches of rain per day! Learn more here.