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Stormwater - Portable Toilets

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Porta-PottiesWastes generated the cleaning of portable sanitary toilets, also known as porta-potties, are among the many common stormwater pollutants that can degrade water quality.  Portable toilet cleaning activities generate a variety of wastes.  Stormwater runoff from these cleaning activities have been found to contain high concentrations of pathogens such as bacteria, parasites, and viruses.  When they wash into our recreational waters they can make people sick with sore throats, intestinal problems, rashes, nausea, and eye and ear infections.


Your Regulatory Requirements - County of San Diego, Stormwater Ordinance


What can I do?
Use Best Management Practices (BMPs)! 
BMPs are techniques or controls used to prevent or reduce the discharge of pollutants into the stormwater conveyance system also known as the storm drain system.

Stormwater Best Management Practices for the Portable Sanitary Toilet Cleaning Industry

Helpful Information and Documents:
General Stormwater BMP Brochure
Portable Toilet Service presentation
Pollutant Impacts on Water Quality
San Diego County Wastewater Agencies
CASQA BMP Handbooks

Tip: Rinse water may not be disposed to the storm drain system.


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If you have questions or would like additional information, 
call the County Stormwater hotline at 1(888) 846-0800
or e-mail us at watersheds@sdcounty.ca.gov

Report a Stormwater Violation On-Line
 
COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO
Department of Public Works
Watershed Protection Program
 
5510 Overland Ave., Suite 410, MS O326
San Diego,  CA  92123,  USA
(858) 495-5318           Fax: (858) 495-5263