To report an illicit discharge or spill into a storm drain, or to report clogged catch basins:
- During business hours, call the Wastewater Division at 310-524-2754
- During non-business hours, call the Watch Commander at 310-524-2255
- Or report online here if it is not currently occurring
The City is responsible for maintaining storm drains and catch basins City-wide, including maintaining the County’s catch basins within City limits. The City regularly cleans out the catch basins to prevent trash, debris, and pollutants from entering our waterways.
El Segundo is located in the Dominguez Channel and the Santa Monica Bay watersheds. The Engineering Division is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Los Angeles RWQCB MS4 permit (Order No. R4-2012-0175, NPDES No. CAS004001). This includes providing information to the community on keeping our waterways clean, in addition to monitoring, inspecting, and reporting on stormwater activities.
The RWQCB prohibits non-storm water discharges from entering the receiving waters with few exceptions for residential purposes. Residents are encouraged to prevent non-stormwater discharges from entering the storm drain system, including reducing landscape irrigation runoff and minimizing car-washing runoff into the street. Dechlorinated/debrominated swimming pool/spa discharges are not permitted into the street or storm drain inlets within the City of El Segundo, but a permit may be obtained from the City for discharge into the sewer system, in accordance with Municipal Code.
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Industrial and commercial facilities, including restaurants, automotive services, retail gasoline outlets, nurseries, USEPA “Phase I” facilities, and other Federally mandated facilities, are required to comply with the RWQCB MS4 permit by preventing illicit discharges into the MS4 and receiving waters.
As part of the program, the City of El Segundo conducts inspections of industrial and commercial facilities to ensure compliance with the MS4 permit. The City collects a fee for stormwater-related inspections as identified in the City’s Master Fee Schedule.
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For stormwater requirements related to private development, refer to Planning & Building Safety Requirements.