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This is what a clogged pipe looks like. Prevent this from ever happening to you by making sure you never dump FOG down the drain.

What's FOG, you ask? Fats, Oils, and Grease. These substances are harmful to your pipes and can potentially cause a sewage back-up into your home. Instead, be sure to toss FOG in the garbage.

Learn more about hazardous waste disposal here: http://bit.ly/2r4RMdw.

Today from 10am-2pm, turn in prescription drugs safely and anonymously for The DEA's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

Even though it starts with a "P", Prescriptions are not one of the 3 P's that belong in your toilet. Prescription drugs aren't always broken down in the treatment system, and the compounds can end up in the ocean if flushed. Exposure to even low levels of drugs has negative effects on fish and other aquatic species, and also may negatively affect human health.

Teachers! 🍎 Are you interested in receiving a grant to help you educate your students about water resource management and ocean water pollution prevention?

Our Teacher Grant Program will award three grants - up to $2,000 per grant - to teachers in local elementary, middle, and high schools in LWD's service area. Please see the list of eligible schools: https://bit.ly/2X3IJxo

Today, try to Imagine a Day Without Water. This national education campaign is the seventh annual day to raise awareness and educate America about the value of water.

No water to drink, or wash your hands with. No water to shower, flush the toilet, or do laundry. Hospitals would close without water. Firefighters couldn't put out fires and farmers couldn't water their crops. Disease would spread.

On this upcoming Saturday, October 23rd from 10am-2pm, turn in prescription drugs safely and anonymously for The DEA's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

Even though it starts with a "P", Prescriptions are not one of the 3 P's that belong in your toilet. Prescription drugs aren't always broken down in the treatment system, and the compounds can end up in the ocean if flushed. Exposure to even low levels of drugs can be detrimental on fish and other aquatic species, and may also negatively affect human health.

You may have heard of the oil spill in Orange County, causing roughly 126,000 gallons of oil to gush into the Catalina Channel, creating a slick that spanned about 8,320 acres.

This is an environmental catastrophe, killing fish and birds and threatening ecologically sensitive wetlands.

Assessment teams are checking our coastlines in San Diego County for any visible signs of oil.

Much clearer disposal information for wet wipes is coming to a shelf near you! After years of legislative work, Assembly Bill 818 has been signed into law by the Governor! This bill establishes the strongest “Do Not Flush” wipes labeling & public education requirements in the country. This is a huge win for consumers, infrastructure, for the environment, and for the wastewater sector!

Thank you to all those who worked so hard to get AB 818 passed and signed by the Governor!

Look for the symbol like the one below on wet wipe packages starting in July 2022⬇️

The District will be closed TODAY, Monday October 11, 2021 in recognition of Columbus Day.

In case of an emergency, please call (760) 753-0155.

Thanks to local resident Tom Caskey for this sunset shot🌅