Stormwater - Fueling Facilities

Gas PumpsGas and other fuels are among the many common stormwater pollutants that can degrade water quality.  Stormwater runoff containing fuel and other compounds such as MTBE can kill aquatic organisms and degrade water quality.  MTBE also has the potential to contaminate drinking water supplies.

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, such as oil, antifreeze, and solvents, into the stormwater conveyance system also known as the storm drain system.

Stormwater Best Management Practices for the Retail & Wholesale Fueling Industry

Helpful Information and Documents:

General Stormwater BMP Brochure
Green Wrench Guide
BMP Shop Poster
San Diego County Wastewater Agencies
Pollutant Impacts on Water Quality
CASQA BMP Handbooks

Tip: Use shop rags to clean up spills.

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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

Report a Stormwater Violation On-Line
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